Selling Your Home During Winter

Many people think that in order to put their home on the market, they need to wait until spring. However, waiting that long can actually put you at a disadvantage for selling quickly.

If you wait until spring to list your home, you are inviting more competition. During the winter, there is less inventory; therefore, your listing should receive more attention. Think of it this way, if your home is the only one (or one of only a few), buyers who need or want to move to your area are more likely to find your home, visit your home, and potentially purchase your home. Fewer options make buyers narrow down their “must haves” and heavily consider what is available.

Many companies choose the first quarter of the new year to relocate employees. Therefore, there is often an assured group of buyers who will be looking to buy a new home.

You do not have to stress about sprucing up your landscaping during the winter. In the winter, everything is dormant and brown. A simple clean-up of your walkway, trimming the bushes, and cleaning the gutters is often all that is necessary to give your home a clean landscape.

Statistics repeatedly show that homes sold in winter actually bring in a slightly higher price than at any other time during the year. In fact, many people find that they receive multiple offers from different buyers giving them the choice of selecting the highest selling price and most convenient moving time. Due to interest rates typically being raised in the spring, buyers are often motivated to submit a really good price in order to lock in a really good rate.

Selling your home during winter may not be your first thought, but perhaps it should be. A warm house in the dead of winter is a cozy house. And a cozy house is a desirable house. At Jadestone Real Estate, we are committed to helping our clients sell and buy their homes at the right time. If you know that you want to put your house on the market, why not do it sooner rather than later? Call Jadestone Real Estate today and let our team of experts go to work for you.

Posted on behalf of Jadestone Real Estate

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