Many homeowners tend to give up selling their home during the Winter as they believe nobody would be interested in buying. In fact, the Winter offers some unique opportunities for sellers that you should consider . Here are a few reasons why it could benefit you.
1. Less inventory. Because many home sellers don’t think of putting up their house on the market during Winter, it will give you more interest than spring when the market is saturated.
2. Focused real estate agent. With fewer clients to focus on during its “quieter season” means your real estate agent will have more time and energy to focus on your cause.
3. Home maintenance. Listing your place in the Spring or Summer means keeping up with landscaping, which can be tedious. You will need to invest a lot of time and money to make your home presentable at all times such as flowers and trimming hedges (curb appeal!)
In Winter, if there is snow, you shovel, and that is pretty much it!
4. Fewer open houses. It is to be expected that there will be fewer buyers looking around during the winter months. So if you do have a winter open house, you’ll also probably have more motivated visitors (as there are very few window-shoppers during the cold-weather months).
5. A faster home sale. Most people don’t want to attend one show after another during the cold season. Instead, they want the buying process to be over and done with, so if they are interested, then it means they’re willing to buy, which will save you a lot of hassle of going through multiple buyers during peak season.