Benefits of Listing Your Home in the Winter
Monday Jan 13th, 2020
You may see the snow falling outside and think it’s too late to put your house on the market. That you’ll have to wait until Spring[DG1] to get the best deal for your property. This couldn’t be further from the truth! The winter may be cold on our skin, but the market is as warm as a crackling fireplace. If you want to sell your home, don’t put it off until spring. Here are the benefits of listing your home in the winter.
- Less Competition
Let’s face it: most sellers assume that winter isn’t a good time to sell. So, they wait. What they don’t know is that there are active buyers looking for their dream home during the winter months. When you list your home, there will be far fewer listings to compete with. This gives you the leverage to get the price you want.
- Easy Curb Appeal
In the summer, sellers need to worry about landscaping, power washing, and outdoor staging. These services can be costly and eat into your budget. Luckily, in the winter, it’s easy to have amazing curb appeal. Simply shovel your driveway, sidewalk, and front porch. Add a wreath to your front door and you’re good to go! It’s even recommended not to go crazy on holiday decorations, so skip the light-up reindeers this year.
- Serious Buyers
You may be thinking, “who wants to go house shopping in the winter?” The answer: lots of people who are serious about buying. Spring and summer are the times for open houses and browsing. Many buyers will take their time looking at their options and window-shopping. If they’re still looking come January it’s because they know what they want and are ready to buy.
- Longer Closing Dates
No one wants to pack up their lives and move during the icy winter months. Not you as the seller or the buyer. Luckily, if you sell your home now, you can take advantage of the longer closing dates. Enjoy your holidays, take your time decluttering and packing, and move when the snow finally melts.
- Internet Searching
One of the best parts of selling your house in today’s market is that we have the internet. Realtors don’t have to rely solely on open houses and traditional marketing anymore. With 360-degree videos, you can give buyers a full tour of your house without even answering the door.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to list your home in the winter. In fact, these benefits show that it’s actually preferable in some cases. If you’re ready to list your home, don’t wait. Contact me with any questions or to get the process started!
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