Buying a new house is REALLY exciting, but I don’t think there are very many people who actually LIKE moving. It’s stressful, it’s time consuming, and it’s a lot of work. However, depending on the time of year, it can be a completely different experience. So, which season is the ideal season to move? We think Summer.
Although it can be hot, Summer typically has longer, sunnier days that make it ideal to schedule a move. If you’ve toyed with the idea of moving in the near future, consider the following reasons why Summer might be the ideal time:
- Dog Days of Summer. Summer provides long days with sunshine a plenty. Moving during the Spring can mean lots of mud and rain, Winter has very short days and snow, and Fall has the chance for an early frost and some dreary weather as the days get shorter. If you are doing the move yourself vs hiring a company, you’ll have more hours of daylight to do that heavy lifting.
- No School Schedule. A Summer move means you won’t be working around your children’s school schedule. There’s no disruption to the school year or their daily school routine. Depending on their age, you can also utilize them to help you move boxes and items.
- Great deals on secondhand items. Who doesn’t love a good tag sale? Summer is the best time to hold your own tag sale to get rid of unwanted or no longer needed items (less stuff to move) and make a few bucks AND visit other’s tag sales to find items to use in your new home. You have the opportunity to both make a few bucks and save a few bucks. Win-Win! If you are selling a home and it’s not under contract yet, you may even find yourself a buyer during your tag sale! Don’t discount a new buyer being potentially interested in your furniture – if it’s something you were going to sell anyway – why not leave it in the house when you close!
- The selling season peaks. There’s really no bad time to sell a house, each season has its pros and cons, but typically the Summer is when the housing market heats up. Many people want to move before the new school year starts at the end of August and they typically have more time during the Summer to house hunt.
While each season has its own benefits to moving, Summer provides the best opportunity for the least amount of disruption in your life and school schedule and provides the most amount of hours of daylight. If you plan to do a lot of the moving and heavy lifting yourself, you’ll be able to get more done in fewer days. If you are planning to buy a new home, we’d love to help you with the process! Give us call today or check out our rates.
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