Should You Wait Until Next Year To Sell A Home

Wait-Until-Next-Year-To-Sell-Your-HomeThere are a lot of people who have decided to wait until next year to sell a home.

I know this is true because the inventory of homes for sale in Tallahassee continues to drop, even as the rate of home sales has hit a 20+ year low.

Will it be a smart move ... all those homeowners deciding to wait until next year to sell a home?

This is not a new theme. Many homeowners feel trapped, owing more on their home than it is worth. The last time I wrote about "Waiting Until Next Year To Sell A Home," I advised people "to sell now, sell fast, and get top dollar quickly as values are dropping."

Waiting Until Next Year To Sell A Home

Looking back over my 20+ years in the business, we can see the results of what happened when people chose to wait a year.

Wait Until Next Year To Sell A Home

The real estate graph above shows that during the first 15 years, if people chose to wait a year before selling their home, they ended up getting more money for their home because values were rising.

But when we look at the last 6 years, we can see that people who waited a year ended up selling their home for less than money than they would have received if they had sold it right away.

Reader Poll: Should You Wait Until Next Year To Sell A Home?

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UPDATE: 1/27/2012:Should You wait until next year to sell a home

Let us know what you are thinking, it's an important decision when you decide to either sell now or wait until next year to sell a home. If you want more information before you make a decision, I recommend you read a few of the articles listed below.

Of course, you would be able to answer this question accurately and quickly if you subscribe to the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog and the Tallahassee Real Estate Newsletter. We provide charts, graphs, and analysis of the Tallahassee real estate market, and our subscribers know what the market will be doing for the next several years.

If you want to learn how to sell your home right away, just check out our resource page for home sellers, you'll be glad you did.

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