Most people don’t want to move in the winter and wait until spring, usually in April, to put their house on the market. Contrary to belief, it is better to list your home late in the year or early in January.
Instead of waiting until spring, there are four reasons you should consider selling your home this winter.
1. Less competition. The old story of supply and demand applies here. With everyone else, especially those with children in school, waiting to list their home in the spring you’ll have less competition.
2. Less competition means that you can demand a higher selling price. There will be fewer homes to compare to yours and with a limited supply, you become a winner.
3. Interest rates are still low and the prediction is that they will rise at least 3 times in 2018. Low interest rates means people can afford more house and aren’t hesitant to purchase one.
4. You’ll have more serious Buyers and often receive a better price. People sometimes just have to move. They get transferred, take a new job, outgrow their apartment, or their lease expires. What ever the reason, winter time Buyers are more serious Buyers. I personally moved three times at the end of December. And it wasn’t really all that hard selling or moving. Plus, all my Buyers were anxious to make memories in their new home and show it off to family and friends over the holidays.
Contact me and we can discuss a marketing plan to sell your home.