If there aren’t a lot of duplexes currently for sale, it’s like being an athlete in a small school. It isn’t hard to make the team or start if there are only 300 kids in the entire school. Heck, in that case, you may not even have to work out.
However, if you transfer to a large school, where there are 1200 students, odds are you may have to actually lift weights, go to a football camp and train to even make the team at all.
Waiting to sell your duplex in the spring is exactly like that.
Most people think that the best time to sell is in the spring. But so does everybody else. That means there’s a lot more competition and as a result, you’re going to need to do a lot more to stand out and achieve a sale.
The irony is, there are a lot of buyers in the market for a duplex in the fall and winter too. They get frustrated because they have fewer properties to choose from. Many times, they are so happy to find something that just comes close to what they’re looking for, that they will purchase a property they wouldn’t have considered in the spring.
Did you know there are currently just 312 duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes for sale in the 7 county metro area? Last November, there were 400. But from December through April, there were fewer than 270 every month. That’s almost 30% fewer fellow duplex sellers to compete with!
If you’re thinking of selling your Minneapolis or St Paul duplex, give me a call at 612-290-5998. I’d be happy to tell you how to make the team.