3 Reasons to Sell Your Home This Winter
December 20, 2020 | Ramseier Realty Group
While people often think of spring as the best time of year to sell a home, that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t sell over the winter. Don’t be mistaken, not only CAN you sell, but there are some advantages to selling during the “off” season.
1. Most Homebuyers
With the introduction of a host of online services, selling a home during the colder months has never been easier. Shoppers don’t need sunny, warm weather to find potential homes to buy. They can (and usually do) search for homes on their phones or computer.
2. Motivated Buyers
Between inclement weather, school schedules, and holidays there is no denying that moving during the winter is less convenient than moving during the warmer season. That means only serious buyers are out looking and far fewer looky-loos, saving you time and stress.
3. Less Competition
For the same reasons, there are fewer home listings during the winter. This means less competition for you and, potentially, a quicker sale.
Ready to list your home? Here are a few tips to consider:
- Don’t skimp on winter maintenance. Keep driveways and sidewalks shoveled for a tidy appearance AND for safety.
- Make sure your home is warm and cozy for showings.
- Add some exterior spotlights and sidewalk lights to add some curb appeal and help compensate for the shorter winter days.
In short, spring might be the traditional time to sell but it certainly isn’t the only time! We are currently in a seller’s market with a shortage of homes available to buyers making now the perfect time to list. Give us a call at 816.262.8077 for your zero-pressure consultation. We’d love to help!
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