A Few Reasons To List Your Home for Sale During the Winter
There is always a chicken and egg type scenario when it comes to listing your home for sale during the winter months. Many agents suggest sellers hold off until spring to list your home for sale but there are several reasons for you to consider selling during the winter.
The inventory is lower and there is less competition vying for the attention of would be buyers. Your home stands out to serious buyers and the % chance of your home selling during the winter months is actually higher.
Only serious buyers are out during the winter months. There are fewer people looking but a significantly higher chance that you’ll receive an offer.
Homes show better while decorated. Fireplaces, evergreen boughs, scented candles and the like all add to the ambience of your home making it feel more friendly and inviting and makes for more exciting pictures rather than the dull drabness of dead landscaping.
Houses feel more like homes coming in from the cold, warm home feelings add to the emotional content of a home making it seem more special to would be buyers. Buyers and sellers both are generally happier and more grateful during the holiday seasons.
Online searches go way up during the holiday seasons. It’s cold outside and people tend to stay in and do more home research during this time of year.
End of year buyers have more urgency in their home search and may even pay more for a home because they have real deadlines looming of when they need to have found a home and be moved by. Buyers (and sellers) both have deadlines to meet in moving and that sense of urgency goes a long way in the negotiation process.
Decreased demand for vendors means quicker and easier home inspections, termite inspections, appraisals and closings.
So, what are you waiting for? There’s no place like home for the holidays… when you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, for the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home.
If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in Maryland give us a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market. Long and Foster and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad. Ask me how.
During these trying times Long & Foster and I are equipped with the latest technology to sell your home using Virtual Open Houses, Virtual showings, electronic signing, virtual inspection and even online closings. You can reach out to me through Snapchat, Duo, Skype, Google Hangouts, What's App, text messaging or simply by phone. We take your and your families health and safety very seriously.
June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP
Long & Foster Hampden
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