5 Things to Expect When Selling Your Home in Winter
is traditionally a slower time for home sales, but don’t despair. Here
are a few ways the timing might play in your favor.
1. Buyers tend to be more motivated
looking for homes are doing so because they really must relocate due to
job, family or other unavoidable circumstances. You’ll probably waste
less time dealing with real estate tire-kickers.
2. Things move faster
there are fewer transactions during the winter, mortgage companies,
home inspectors and appraisers have less on their plates. You should be
able to schedule appointments sooner and expect faster turnaround for
reports and approvals than in the busy warmer seasons.
3. You can leverage the smaller inventory
fewer homes on the market, your property’s unique features stand out
even more. Are you the only townhome within walking distance of
downtown? The only split-level with a pool in your school district? I’ll
be sure to mention it in your listing.
4. Summer buyers are looking now
everyone looking in the winter must move immediately. We can discuss
ideas about how to market your home among local businesses and
organizations with fluid populations, such as universities, or via
school district websites that might attract families moving to the area.
5. You can remind buyers of warmer weather
sure to include images of your home during greener summer months,
including lifestyle shots of your deck, patio, porch and/or yard.
Feature these photos in a frame during showings to remind buyers how the
home can come alive in the spring.
No matter what time of year you’re looking to sell, I’m here to help. Contact me today to get started.