If you have been contemplating selling your home in 2014, you should start getting ready now, as buyers are already on the hunt and the surge of sales that comes during the spring season appears to be getting an early start. Here are a few reasons why you may want to list sooner rather than later:
- With the internet becoming the new curb appeal and many buyers doing their own searching online, traffic to real estate sites (such as Zillow or Trulia) increased by 25% from December 2013 to January 2014.
- Right now is when buyers want to buy for two reasons: mortgage interest rates have begun to decline and are back closer to 4% again, making homes more affordable for buyers and home prices are still on the rise (an increase of 11% nationwide in 2013), so in order for them to buy low they need to act fast!
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