Although you may live in a state where the wintertime is grey and gloomy, but your house doesn’t have to be. Selling your home in the winter could be a great option. Yes, spring may still be the peak home selling and shopping season, but it actually benefits you to list in the winter.
Buyers who are looking will have a higher urgency to buy. According to Redfin, an online brokerage company, sellers could get above asking price in the months of December, January, February, and March. Also, homes listed in the winter sold faster than in the spring. So, if you’re planning on selling your home this holiday season, keep these sale tips in mind when you go to stick the for sale sign into the snow.
The price is right – There are fewer buyers in the winter, so take the price into consideration. You are less likely to end up in a bidding war.
Double check everything – Make sure your furnace, roof, and HVAC are all inspected. Also, do any necessary tune ups, such as gutter maintenance, window repairs, and regular maintenance to winterize your home. Winter house hunters also appreciate low cost heating options, so be sure to look into those.
Let there be light! – The winter is a gloomy month, but don’t let that be your home’s first impression. Heat up your curb appeal and fix any paint chippings or repair any cracked window seals.
Lastly, create a sense of warmth throughout the house; use throw pillows, soft blankets and light a candle or two. Remember to de-clutter and let the buyers actually picture themselves living in the home.
If you want to learn more or would like to talk to a member of our Housing Buzz team, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Your dream home is waiting for you, and it could be your next present this holiday season!