With the holidays over and winter still here, many people are considering whether they should list their home. If you list your home in the winter, you have to deal with the inconvenience of bad weather, holiday obligations and fewer buyers in the market.
One thing that most sellers don’t realize is, when you list your home in the winter, the chances of selling may be greater than if you list in the spring or summer. You might be thinking, if there are fewer buyers in the market in the winter why wouldn’t I wait until summer? Let’s take a moment to see why.
Most sellers would anticipate selling their home in the spring or summer. Most people think it’s the best time to list your home,the weather is nice, people in general are moving and school is finished for the year. It is a convenient time to put your home on the market. The thing is other sellers are also waiting until spring or summer to sell their homes, meaning more competition.
Even though there are fewer buyers during the winter, they are usually more serious buyers. If your thinking about selling your home you need to ask yourself this question, “Would I rather be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond”?
You may have a beautiful home, but there are other beautiful homes on the market too. The winter months will lead to much less competition, making your home much more appealing and one of the few, if the not the only home for sale in your neighborhood. If you decide to wait until spring or summer, you might see another dozen or maybe more homes come on the market that will be in direct competition with yours.
If you are thinking of selling your home in 2014, jump ahead of the competition and get it on the market soon. If you’d like more information about getting your home sold give me a call.