Baby it’s cold outside. Yup, winter is just around the corner, prompting many folks to hold off from listing their homes until the warmer months return. While it’s no big shocker that spring is typically the peak home- buyer season, savvy realtors know that winter is also a great time to sell your house. So, before you take your property off the market this
season, here are some reasons that are sure to warm you up to a winter real estate listing.
Because spring is the end-all- be-all for real estate listings for most people, you’ll have less competition. And that’s great news for you. With fewer homes on the market, you’ll have more seller control and more offers, meaning you’ll stand a better chance to get top dollar for your property.
Not your average lookie-loos, buyers willing to brave the cold to go house hunting aren’t messing around. Maybe they have been relocated to start a new job or simply haven’t been able to find that perfect home. Whatever their reasons, your real estate listing is a hot commodity for interested buyers. The bottom line, winter time normally means less showings, but the people who do show up are ready to make a move.
Home staging is a breeze in the winter. After all, the holiday season is the perfect time of year to showcase your warm and cozy abode. Some tasteful decorations, a welcoming wreath, scented candles, and a lit fireplace will add that special “wow factor” that’ll have potential buyers dreaming about celebrating next year’s holidays in your home.
When it comes to any real estate listing, curb appeal is a must. But in the winter, you won’t have to worry about all those back-breaking landscaping details so much. Think about it. No mowing lawns, arranging flower beds, pruning shrubs, or pulling weeds. Just sweep or shovel the walkway, and you’re good to go.
More TLC from Your Realtor
The spring and summer months can be hectic for any realtor. Calendars can fill up pretty quick with real estate listings, showings, closings, and so much more. Putting your home up for sale during the winter allows for more quality time and hands-on attention from your real estate agent—a big bonus for anyone looking to make the home- selling process a little less stressful.
There are a host of great benefits to a winter real estate listing. If you’re thinking about taking down that “For Sale” sign before Old Man Winter arrives, don’t. It could be the smartest home-selling move you didn’t take. Need help with your winter real estate listing? Contact me today!