Should You Buy or Sell a Home in Winter?

Real Estate

Winter weather usually has everyone hiding indoors—waiting for the spring to start the home buying and selling process. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, don’t wait! There are plenty of advantages to buying and selling during the winter season.

LESS COMPETITION

Many people wait until warmer months to come around to get the ball rolling on house hunting and staging. This means you are going to have a lot of competition. If you can tough out the cold, you may find yourself putting up less of a fight for the home of your dreams.

MOTIVATION

People who buy and sell in the winter are not typically looking to just get an idea—they know what they want. If people are taking the time to stage and hunt during this season, it usually means they are serious and want to close before the competition rolls around in the spring.

GET LOANS FAST

With less people applying for loans because winter is a less competitive season, lenders are going to be less busy. Which is good news for those that do decide to buy and sell; you will get the undivided attention and service you deserve.

SHOW OFF COZY QUALITIES

Take advantage of the snow on the ground if you are selling—show buyers distinct aspects of your home that may pose more appealing during the winter like a fire pit, fireplace, insulated attic—anything to grab their attention.

Buying and selling your home doesn’t have to be long and arduous, check buying and selling your home off your list of things to do this winter!  Call me & I will share my experience & knowledge with you to get you in your new home FAST.