Why Winter is a Great Time to List Your Home

Why Winter is a Great Time to List Your Home

Why Winter is a Great Time to List Your Home

By Mark Spain

Thinking about listing your home? Winter is a great time to get a jump start and put your home on the market before spring. Get ahead of the busiest selling season to avoid increased competition and start the new year right. Here are our top reasons why listing now will give you the advantage when selling your home this season.

Lower Inventory

Many people choose to wait until the spring or summer to list. This means that there is less competition with fewer houses on the market during the cooler months. Listing your home during this time of year can give you a huge advantage. With fewer competitors, your home will stand out to potential buyers who are ready to make an offer.

End of Year Deadlines

This time of year often brings an urgency factor along with it. Many potential buyers searching right now are looking to buy quickly, due to deadlines that come with the end of the year. Many employers hire to start in January, and there are also tax benefits that can affect buyers at end of year. All of these factors could lead to a quicker sale and more money in your pocket.

Decreased Demand

As the tight competition of summer and fall winds down, vendors such as home inspectors, lenders and movers will not as booked this time of year. This decreased demand will allow these vendors to have more time focusing on your move so you can have a quicker, smoother and easier transition.

Holiday Advantage

Homes that are staged well show better. Use the holidays to your advantage and decorate appropriately, highlighting the beauty of your home’s interior and exterior. Make the most of this season by staging your home with tasteful decor such as scented candles and elegant accents. Highlight the cozy areas of your home such as the fireplaces and bedrooms – your potential home buyers won’t want to go!

Colder Weather

Colder weather makes us all want to stay indoors and cozy up by the fire. This can be a huge advantage for you when it comes to listing your home. Buyers are staying indoors and doing more research online spending more time looking for homes. If your home is listed online with fantastic photos that stand out, you will be much more likely to pique the interest of potential buyers! Cooler weather is also positive when it comes to showings. Potential home buyers coming in from outside will automatically be warm in your house, making it feel more like a home.

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