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Is the summer a good time to sell your Scottsdale home?

It’s that time of the year, here in Scottsdale, when the snowbirds and winter tourists make a grand exodus and leave behind the beautiful Sonoran Desert.  So, if you are thinking of selling your home, is now a good time to list it for sale?

18319 N. 94th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

18319 N. 94th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 sold last week in just 5 days by The Matheson Team

The answer is yes!  If you are serious about selling, late spring and summer is a great time to have your home on the market. Not only is there less competition (due to the fact that many sellers take their homes off the market for the summer,) but also the Scottsdale real estate market is surprisingly strong throughout the summer months.
For example, last week The Matheson Team sold a beautiful home in the golf community of DC Ranch in just 5 days.  This 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 2,775 sq. ft. Monterey home is located within walking distance to the community community center.  The sellers priced their home realistically, and the sales process was painless.
Summer home sales in Scottsdale are stronger than people think.  Take a look at the chart below.  It plots the sales per month for 2013 and 2014.
Scottsdale Monthly Sales, 2013 and 2014

Scottsdale Monthly Sales, 2013 and 2014

As you can see, the number of sales in June, July and August for both of those years were higher than the monthly sales for any of the months for the rest of year (with the exception of December 2014.)  Last year, there were more closings in June than in May.
In 2014, 474 homes sold in June, 400 in July and 363 in August.  That’s over 1,230 homes sold in the summer months in Scottsdale last year.  If your home is priced realistically, chances are you will be successful getting your home sold in the summer.
If you are looking to buy or sell your Scottsdale area home, contact The Matheson Team, a group of seasoned real estate professionals with a proven track record.
Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]
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