4 Reasons Why Summer House Selling Isn’t Ideal in Virginia

Are you thinking about selling your house this summer? If so, make sure you read this blog post right away because you may want to reconsider! Here are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Virginia…

If you’re thinking about selling your house, you might be wondering if summer is the best time to sell, or whether you should wait and sell it later. Here are 4 reasons why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Virginia (plus the one thing you should do instead)…

4 Reasons Why Summer House Selling Isn’t Ideal In Virginia

Reason #1. It’s Hot

Reasons Why Summer House Selling Isn't Ideal is hotIt’s summer. The sun is shining and people are happy, but they’re also hot. Virginia can get sweltering. That means some people won’t want to go out. It also means that you can get pretty stormy weather that keeps a lot of buyers away.

Now, we all know the saying “If you don’t like the weather here in Hampton Roads, just wait a minute….” But we also know how hot those summer days can really get, and how most people look for the comfort of their air conditioner.

Which means…the buyers who do come to your house will be very critical of just how cold (or not cold) your air conditioner is… even though it’s probably THEM that leaves the door open and lets out all the cold air.

Reason #2. It’s Dusty

It doesn’t matter how humid Norfolk may be, or how close we are to the water; the summertime heat creates dust, which gets tracked into your house and covers everything. It’s a mess. And a hassle. And when the sun is streaming through the windows, you can actually see the dust floating through the air. Have you ever thought that you seem to be cleaning more in the summer? That’s not your imagination, you are.

Reason #3. There Are Fewer Buyers

In the summer, most people are taking vacations and getting away from their busy lives. Here in Norfolk, you may be able to capture some of the PCS season (Permanent Change of Station for those not accustomed to military acronyms), but the navy is increasingly trying to push moving earlier in the year. The kids are out of school and time off from work has been booked so people want to take their families to OBX, wild and wonderful West Virginia, or to Disney World. Therefore, there are fewer people in the market to buy houses.

Reason #4. There Are More Sellers

Even though there are fewer buyers, many sellers love selling in the summer because they think it’s more convenient. The kids are home and they can help prep the place, and work has slowed down a little bit. But that’s because people are travelling and vacationing. This dynamic duo of conditions means that you’re competing with more people selling their home for the fewer buyers looking to buy a home. Therefore, it’s harder to sell your house and even harder to sell it at a price you want.


If you want to sell your house, but you’re thinking about selling it in the summer, you may want to rethink that plan. Here are 4 reason why summer house selling isn’t ideal in Virginia, but there are other reasons too.

Another way to sell is to skip the listing process and just sell directly to us. We are professional house buyers and we’re ready to make you an offer on your house. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you have to do is call…to get a fair cash offer. You can reach us at (757) 918-9189 or just click here now and fill out form

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