Why You Should List Your House In the Winter

Karl Miller
Published on February 8, 2019

Why You Should List Your House In the Winter

Are you trying to figure out if now is the right time to sell your house? It may be time to upgrade or downsize, depending on your needs. However, there are a lot of questions about the best time of year to make that jump. The summer tends to be the most popular time to move, but does that make it the best? We tend to think there are some very big perks to listing your home around this time of year. If you wait until the summer, you may miss out!

Buyers Tend to Be Really Serious This Time of Year

When a potential buyer wants to see your house, it is because something about it seriously caught their eye. The weather outside is unpredictable this time of year, so if they scheduled a walk-through, then they really want to know more. Should they seek out a second time of going through the house, then you can be sure they are putting some very serious time into considering buying your home. During the winter months, buyers want to find the perfect place and put their bids in. They do not want to wait, which can be to your advantage. 

You Have Less Upkeep to Worry About When Showing Your Home if You List It Now

You always want to put your home’s best foot forward, so to speak. Making the house look nice is always part of the routine when someone wants to walk through the house. During this time of year, you have the benefit of fewer things to keep up with to get the house looking nice. You only need to focus indoors when it is cold and snowy outside, and no one will know if you haven’t mowed the grass recently. 

Your House Has Fewer Competing Homes on the Market

As we said earlier, more homes tend to sell during the summer months. That means, you have a lot of homes on the market for a lot of buyers. This time of year, fewer homes are listed, which means that buyers are a bit more limited in what options they have. Get your house in tip-top shape and let the buyers see the potential in the house now, and you will have fewer competing houses to worry about in your area. 

Real Estate Agents Like Us Often Have More Time to Market Your Home This Time of Year

On top of all these other great reasons to list your home this time of year, your personal attention from us also increases. We always work with our clients in a very personal way, and that will not change no matter what time of year you list your home. However, to get certain results, you may have to wait a little bit longer during our busier seasons. Right now, we have more time to dedicate to marketing your home to perspective buyers, which could help it sell faster. 

Are you curious about any other reason to sell your home this winter? If so, reach out to us here at the Karl Miller Team today, and let us discuss all of those reasons with you!

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