You may not believe it, but there is no industry standard for the "best" time of year to put your house on the market. The "best" time is when it is right for you. Fortunately, we are experiencing improvements in the local real estate economy, so taking advantage of this, even in the dead of winter, could make now, the best time for you.
Families with children have the most to consider before jumping in. Between parent work schedules, school and after-school activities, it can be stressful just thinking about it. But, if you made the decision to move, it's important to understand that it takes time to sell a home for the best price possible. Plus, buying the new home involves reviewing finances, new loan applications, house hunting, offers, negotiation, inspections, closings and the move itself. Timing is crucial.