Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter
The season in which you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for it and how quickly it sells. The season that generally has the most success in selling homes is spring. Spring is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and also tends to be more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over. Avoiding the winter is a huge misconception in the housing industry and can cause homeowners to miss out on some fantastic opportunities.
Selling in the winter can give you a few advantages. There will be fewer houses on the market since most people assume winter is a bad time to sell. This gives your home more attention. Potential buyers are always looking no matter the time of year. Keeping your house on the market in the winter might just bring the right buyer to your door. Real estate agents also tend to be less busy during these months and commit more time to getting your home sold.
Studies have also shown that winter buyers are buying because they need to move right away either for a relocation or a personal situation. They will want to close quickly and that may allow for a much smoother sale.
If you need to sell your home right away, or have some time but want to see what is out there, consider listing in the winter. Most homeowners who are going to sell will list their home in the spring, making for a competitive market. Selling in the winter allows buyers who are in a hurry to move consider your home which may mean selling for more money than you would have in the spring.
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