When is the Busiest Time of Year to Sell a Home in Southwest Louisiana?
Questions Home Sellers always ask are:
- when is the best time to sell a home in Lake Charles?
There are many factors that have to be addressed when selling your Lake Charles home. The time and season of the year has alot to do with that equation. Because of our industrial sector and economic strength of industry expansion, Calcasieu Parish has residents relocating to Lake Charles year round. As soon as you know you will be moving, you can get a head start preparing your home to list with your Realtor. Take advantage of the peak times of the market when Buyers are looking. Buyers do not cease to look after school starts, our market continues with activity right up until the Holiday Season.
Southwest Louisiana Real Estate usually always shows a spike in activity during the months of May-August. The summer months are seen as the most convenient to move when the home buyer has school age children so the family can transition and be settled when the school year resumes. 389 Homes Sold in Calcasieu Parish from May 1- to August 13
Last weekend August 10-12 was the busiest moving day of the year here in Southwest Louisiana according to the U-Haul Rental Truck activity. Not only did Calcasieu Parish Public School start today August 13, 2012, there are many college students who have also been moving to apartments and dorms across the state.
I was in a closing Friday afternoon with relocation buyers moving to Lake Charles. They reported to me that over the weekend they counted 47 moving trucks on the Interstate to and from Lake Charles, LA!!
Helpful Tips to Remember When Moving:
- check the Calcasieu Parish School Board website for start dates and holidays
- Reserve your moving truck in advance!
Timing for buyers with children is important and many will want to close and be moved in before school starts!