Timing can be everything when selling your home. Most people tend to wait until the spring to put their home on the market. The sun is shining, school is almost out and the flowers are blooming.
We wanted to let you know that the grass is not always greener come spring. Putting your house on the market now may be the best option for you.
By listing your home during winter you will attract serious buyers. Potential buyers are looking because they need to move. People don’t brave the elements just for fun – they are on a mission.
“Most people who are looking now want to be in their new home before spring,” said Jan Jaeger, a Realtor at the Ruhl&Ruhl Burlington Office. “I just had a client drive over 45 minutes to see a property when the temperatures were below zero; I even told him the heat wasn’t on in the property, but he still wanted to come!”
Since there is the general assumption that springtime is better to sell, most soon-to-be sellers (aka your competition) are waiting until then. If you do decide to put your house on the market you are in a better place competitively, and you are increasing your chances of getting a higher price.
Bottom line: real estate does not hibernate during winter. See what’s currently for sale in your market or what’s recently sold. The market may be warmer than you think!
If you are thinking about selling your home, winter can be a surprisingly advantageous time to list, sell and negotiate. Contact one of our knowledgeable real estate agents, or click here to be connected with a Realtor.
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