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June Listings Shine in the Valley’s Sun

Mindy Jones, Realtor®

Mindy Jones is an Arizona native and the proud owner/operator of the Amy Jones Group...

Mindy Jones is an Arizona native and the proud owner/operator of the Amy Jones Group...

May 20 1 minutes read

As the vibrant spring colors of the desert landscape give way to the warm, inviting days of early summer in the Valley, sellers are positioning their homes to hit the market, aiming to harness the seasonal spike in buyer interest. But if you thought all seasons were created equal for selling your home, think again. There’s a little Valley secret that could give your home sale a significant financial uplift—homes listed in early June not only spark more interest but also tend to sell for more. Thanks to an in-depth analysis mirroring Zillow's 2023 home sales insights, properties hitting the Valley market in the first two weeks of June boast a sale price increase of 2.3%. That’s more than just pocket change.

So why does the early June listing strategy work wonders in the Valley? Let’s walk through the sunbathed reasons:

Seasonal Buyer Avalanche

In the Valley, June isn’t just hot temperature-wise; it’s also when the real estate market sizzles with activity. Buyers, having shaken off the mild winter chill, are now in full hunting mode, ready to jump on new listings. This upsurge in demand can quickly turn into a frenzy of offers, nudging sale prices upward as bidding wars become commonplace.

Weather Wins

The early June weather in the Valley is nothing short of perfection for showcasing homes. Sunny skies and the lingering cool of late spring make for an ideal backdrop—it’s warm enough to encourage outdoor excursions but cool enough to ensure those tours are comfortable. Plus, your garden will be in its prime, adding an irresistible curb appeal that can captivate even the most discerning buyers.

Summer Sentiments

There’s an undeniable magic to summer in the Valley that extends beyond longer days and stunning sunsets. It’s a season of new beginnings, barbecues under the stars, and leisurely afternoons by the pool. Listing your home in early June taps into these aspirational feelings, presenting your property as not just a house but a stage for a whole new lifestyle.

Capitalizing on Market Dynamics

The local real estate market moves like a wave, building momentum as it goes. A wave of sold signs in early summer can create a sense of urgency among buyers, pushing them to make quicker—and often higher—offers. By aligning your listing with this peak period, you position your home at the crest of the wave, ready to catch the eye of eager buyers surfing the market.

The Competition Curve

Despite June’s appeal, many sellers in the Valley might rush to list their homes in spring, aiming to beat the heat. This means by the time June rolls around, the inventory could be thinner, making your well-timed listing stand out in the relatively less crowded market. With fewer options available, your home could become the focus of much more attention, potentially driving up its sale price.

In weaving through the considerations of when to list your home for sale, the timing emerges as a key strategic element. In the Valley, the early June window offers a blend of heightened buyer interest, ideal weather conditions, emotional appeal, strong market momentum, and a favorable competitive landscape. So, if you're contemplating putting your home on the market this year, casting your lot with an early June listing could well be your golden ticket to a successful and profitable sale. Who knew the calendar could be such a valuable ally in the quest for your dream sale price?

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