Why Winter Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Dated: 01/23/2020

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Might be hard to believe, but selling your home in the winter is dynamically easier than selling it in the spring, and here’s why:

  1. Very little inventory

  2. One of the strongest home-selling markets in history

  3. Lower interest; rates go up in the spring (buyers disappear when interest rates go up) 

It’s a common misconception that home buyers stop looking in the winter months, and that properties take longer to sell; the reality is that buyers are continually looking, knowing that houses will go quickly. Because of the low inventory, sellers often get a higher price for their home in the winter, as well as enjoying quicker sales and easier negotiations. 

Many people, who are now in a position to sell, think they should hold off until spring, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Work with your professional Realtor to quickly get your house on the market, schedule showings around a time-frame that best works for you - blocking out important time for “do not disturb” - and prepare to look at offers! How easy is that? 

If you were presented with an ‘autumn-priced’ offer for your home today, would you accept it? Of course you would. And that’s what happens on 95% of the homes we list: 95% of the time, I get 99.3% of the price. Including winter sales.

We all know that spring is when Realtors typically put homes on the market - but too many are simply priced too low. Whether the Realtor is being overly aggressive or simply wants a quick sale, low-balling is not in the best interest of the seller; why leave money on the table, when it should go back into the seller’s pocket? But with the higher inventory in spring, sellers may feel the pressure to accept lower offers. 

So consider the colder months; right now, when you might least expect it, might just be the very best time to sell your house! Call me - I work in the winter! 


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