Cape Cod is the premier travel destination in New England. Best known for its miles of exquisite beaches, Cape Cod attracts millions of visitors each year. A world-class travel location, to many, Cape Cod is the perfect place to spend a summer vacation. However, even though commonly thought of as the ideal getaway, it’s also a great place to settle down. Home to hundreds of luxury seasonal and year-round properties, many vacationers decide to stay.
With an influx of people looking to call Cape Cod home, properties on the Cape can be expected to sell. However, before you list your Cape Cod property, you’ll want to make sure your listing is set up for a successful sale. Cape Cod beholds four distinct seasons that attract different types of buyers throughout the year. If you’re getting ready to list your home on the Cape, you’ll want to be aware of the best time for your home to be on the market.
Ideal times to list and sell your property on Cape Cod
Selling in spring
In spring, the frost of winter begins to melt away, and the beautiful Cape Cod scenery comes out again. Statistically, spring will be one of the best times to sell a house in Cape Cod. Spring selling season, which begins in February, has been proven to be a great time to sell. With the dregs of winter giving way, your house will look its best among the green, growing grass and flowering trees. The vacation season will not have picked up yet in Cape Cod, meaning buyers will be able to see houses without the congestion from tourists.
Spring is the perfect time of the year to attract people looking to call Cape Cod their permanent home. Buyers usually want to coincide their moving-in period with a time when they can just focus on settling in. Especially people who are changing jobs or have children will want to ensure that they have plenty of time to move in before life picks up again. For many, the perfect time to move is around Memorial Day. For families, children have just finished school and will have a few months to adjust to their new home before having to return in the fall.
While spring may be a great time to sell your home, many other sellers will follow the statistics and do the same. Therefore, your home will have the most competition with other listings in the spring. While your home can still have success in this season, if there are many other listings in your area, you may want to amend your strategy.
Summer on Cape Cod
For many travelers, Cape Cod is the ultimate beach destination in the northeast. After visiting, many people decide to buy their own piece of Cape Cod real estate. Even for those that do not want to call Cape Cod home, there are abundant opportunities to own a seasonal property. Therefore, listing your home over the summer will give those browsing Cape Cod homes for sale a chance to see your listing. Nothing beats seeing a home in person. You never know when the perfect buyer might drive past your home on their trip to Cape Cod, making summer the ideal season to attract tourists looking to buy.
It’s a great time to sell
Whatever season you decide to sell your home, be sure to have a qualified real estate agent behind your listing. Kerrie Marzot has been selling homes year-round on the Cape for three decades. If you’re ready to sell your home, contact Kerrie to learn more about what she can do for your property.