Because many buyers prefer to move in the spring or summer, the real estate market starts to heat up as early as February. Families with children are anxious to buy so they can move during summer vacation, before the new school year begins. The market slows down in late summer before picking up again briefly in the fall. November and December have traditionally been slow months, although some astute buyers look for bargains during this period.
The general ‘rule of thumb’ for painting a house is start at the top and work your way down. I suggest painting gables first, then siding, moving horizontally with the boards. Windows, trim, doors should be done last.