Making the decision to sell your home can take some time. There are lots of factors you should weigh. We have helped many home sellers in Baton Rouge and would like to share some of the things you should take into consideration when deciding to sell.
Change In Familial Status
Has there been a change in your family? Maybe you are expecting a new bundle and you will need a bit more room. Has your last offspring moved out and started their own journey? You may be needing to downsize. Did you just get married? Congratulations! You may need to sell your old bachelor pad now.
Maybe it isn’t such an exciting change. Is your elderly parent coming to live with you? You may need a bit more room, if so. Did your marriage not work out? You may be needing to sell.
Time of Year
In the Greater Baton Rouge area, real estate cycles with the school year. Especially in Livingston and Ascension Parishes where the schools are award-winning. The buyers are out and busiest in mid-February through July. August and September tend to be the slowest months in real estate in Baton Rouge. November and December see some activity for those looking to move during a holiday school break. Selling in the winter brings its own perks. There isn’t as much competition and the buyers that are out looking are serious buyers.
Current Neighborhood Competition
Even during the busiest time of the year, there are only so many buyers for each neighborhood. If you are on the market in a neighborhood where you are just like all the other homes, there is a chance that you won’t receive as many showings. Also, if there are plenty of other choices, this may result in a lower price. If your house is a completely updated home compared to the others, you may see the opposite and all the buyers come to you!
Want To Talk More Before Making A Decision?
If you are still trying to decide to sell you Baton Rouge home and have some questions, Contact us and we will be happy to sit down and talk it out with you. Help you find some clarity.