Conventional wisdom tells us that springtime is the best time to list a house for sale. In many ways, this makes good sense – the weather generally is more cooperative, making it easier to tackle any needed outdoor repairs and upkeep, and flowers, trees, and shrubs are in bloom, providing more curb appeal. In order to minimize disruption during the school year, families with children are more likely to move in the summer months, so homes listed in the spring can be closed in plenty of time to make back to school deadlines.

But not all regions experience four distinct seasons. And some areas, like ours, have a higher population of retired home buyers and sellers. Therefore, timing a house sale on the weather and the school calendar might not be as critical in Prescott and Prescott Valley as in other areas of the country. Let’s take a look at residential sales in Prescott Valley and Prescott in 2018 to get a better sense of the best time to list your house for sale.