The question I get asked the most from sellers is , “Should we wait until spring to sell our home?” My answer is always the same: people buy homes in all months of the year. If you are ready to sell, you should put your home on the market. In fact, the winter months have traditionally been my busiest time of the year. Here are some of the reasons why winter is actually a great time to sell a property:
Winter buyers are usually serious buyers.Believe me buyers are not getting out during snowstorms just to tour pretty homes. Only someone serious is willing to do that!
Businesses often reorganize at the end of the year.Many companies handle reorganizations and management changes at the end of the year, which generates a lot of relocations during the first of the year. These buyers are usually on a short timeframe and need to find a home quickly. They cannot wait several months for more homes to come on the market.
The internet has made it easy to search from the warmth of your home.Thanks to the internet it is easy for buyers to search for properties any time, day or night. Buyers can sit in the comfort of their own home and search whenever it is convenient for them. And often, buyers are looking at homes during their time off for the holidays.
My Expert Advice: Your first showing is when the buyer looks at your home on the internet. The pictures sellers post are very important. That is why every listing gets professional photos!