Are you on the fence about selling your home during the winter? Have you been told to wait until spring to list? While there are some benefits to waiting until warmer weather, don’t discard the thought of putting your house on the market this winter season. According to zillow.com, sellers that list in the cold winter months are actually quite successful. This is why…
Before cell phones, laptops, and all of the modern technology, buyers would typically wait until the weather warms up a bit before going out to look for a home. Thanks to the conveniences of real estate apps and browsing the internet from any location, buyers are ALWAYS on the lookout for their next home. Sellers can take advantage of the lower supply of homes this winter and get their home at the top of the list for potential buyers.
As the year approaches an end, families get together and discuss financial plans for the upcoming year. Do they want to continue renting? Do they want to use their upcoming tax return as a down payment on a house…maybe YOUR house? Family gifting often occurs around the holidays to reap tax benefits. We can’t forget the holiday bonuses given out at work Christmas parties. And of course, the discussion of tax breaks for homeowners is a common topic of discussion as tax season rolls around. If your home is on the market, you could benefit from all of these. However, waiting until spring may cause you to miss out on some serious buyers.
Your home may have as much curb appeal in the snow as it does during the spring blooming season, but buyers understand that. Those out shopping for a home in the winter aren’t expecting beautiful flowers and perfectly manicured green lawns. It might be a good idea to have pictures of your home during these months, but don’t let the snow-covered trees and frozen bushes keep you from selling. You are likely to get more online traffic and have more serious lookers this time of year than if you were to wait until the spring.
Is your home ready to sell? If you thought it would be best to wait until spring but could be ready a little bit earlier, you need to give us a call. We are working hard over the holidays and into the new year. We know what it takes to get your home SOLD! Call us today @ 720-593-2014.