What’s All The Fuss Over The Spring Market?

Phyllis Patterson

As the weather warms up, the real estate market heats up, too! Spring is traditionally a busy time for buying and selling homes, and this year is no exception. If you're considering jumping into the market, here are a few things to keep in mind to make the most of the season:

As a potential buyer, getting pre-approved for a mortgage can give you an edge over other buyers in this competitive market.

We highly recommend talking with a local lender who can provide expertise in our local market and be your direct contact. If you're looking for a recommendation, talk to us about your needs. We have several wonderful lenders we have loved working with and trust that our clients will be in great hands. Lenders can help you set a realistic budget for your home search, educate you on special programs that you may be eligible for, and run scenarios to see how you can be most competitive with your financing.

Spring is the most popular time to buy, so be prepared to compete against other highly qualified buyers.

That means, be ready to act quickly if you find a home you love. On the other hand, don’t feel pressured. As your trusted real estate team, we want you to feel confident throughout the process and can help you navigate the competitive market and find the right home for you.

If you're looking to sell your home, pricing it competitively is crucial to attracting interest from potential buyers, and so is curb appeal. 

Even in our area where overall inventory is low even in the spring, it’s important to price your home competitively. Our team will work with you to make sure your home is priced appropriately for the current market to attract the most interest. Additionally, sprucing up your home's curb appeal can make a huge difference in catching the eye of buyers as they drive by – spring is the best time of year for curb appeal as flowers are blooming and the grass is a vibrant green. Finally, keeping your home clean and decluttered while on the market can make all the difference while showing it to potential buyers.

So, whether you're looking to make a move or just curious about the market, it's important to be prepared and reach out to our team to see how we can best present your home on the market. By keeping these tips in mind, together we will maximize your chances of success in the market!


The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving the community of Alexandria, VA for more than 30 years.

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