Planning to move soon? Those who can be flexible in scheduling can choose the right season to relocate, making the entire experience run more smoothly. Here, Realtor.com explains why summer is one of the most preferable times when it comes to moving.
1. Long days with plenty of sun
While winter weather conditions can make moving difficult, warm weather means you won’t have to deal with a cold environment that can make a move difficult or uncomfortable. Warmer weather means longer days and more daylight, which gives you more time to move in and out of a home. This is especially helpful for those who are not hiring a moving company and will be doing the heavy lifting themselves.
2. Children are not in school
For those with families, moving in summer means no disruption of the school year or daily routine for the children. Plus, you won’t have to plan your move around a school schedule, and you’ll have extra hands on deck to help you out with the move. Disrupting the school year with a major move can be difficult, not only with all of the school activities but also with after-school activities and sports activities.
3. There are yard sales galore
Summer also brings more neighborhood yard sales, which can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers. As a seller, you can team up with neighbors and share the task of promoting the yard sale and bringing in foot traffic. As a buyer, you will have more yard sales to peruse for any items you need. Plus, yard sales can be a great way to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move and also put some extra cash in your pocket.
4. The selling season peaks in summer
The summer housing market heats up for sellers, so if you’re anxious to move, you’ll probably have an easier time finding a new place and getting out of your current house. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, there are more buyers in the market in the spring and summer, with June topping the list as the best month to sell, based on seller premiums. Sellers could see premiums of 10 percent or more during the summer.