Yes, it's the winter season and real estate is slower than it is during the summer. However, there are still a large number of home buyers looking for that perfect house.
If you're considering selling your home, now is the time to get it listed. Don't wait until the spring or summer busy season just because you think it's going to benefit you somehow.
When the buyers are looking, you need to have your home listed. Let's look at why listing your home now makes more sense than waiting.
Ability to Move On
When you sell your home, you have to find a new place to live, obviously. Delaying this process for no good reason means delaying the inevitable.
The longer you wait, the harder it can be to move on emotionally. This is especially true when you've lived in the home for a long time, raised children there, and have a strong emotional connection to your home.
Buyers are Serious
Have you ever tried to sell your home during the spring or summer? If it doesn't sell quickly, you'll end up with a ton of looky-loos, especially if you hold an open house.
The winter season offers fewer looky-loos and more serious buyers looking to make a real offer and close quickly. It's the season of relocation and many buyers need to find and buy a home quickly.
A Focused Realtor
Yes, a good Realtor will focus on you no matter the season. However, during the summer, a good Realtor may have many listings, but only a few during the winter.
If you want more attention from your Realtor, it makes sense to list your home for sale when buyers are looking and they don't have as many listings.
Most Sellers Will Wait
We all intuitively know, following the crowd doesn't have many benefits. The crowd of potential sellers will wait until the spring or even the summer to list their homes for sale.
If you prefer to avoid the competition, selling now makes sense. Buyers are still looking and the market is still prime for you to sell quickly and for a good price. Why wait until you have to compete with three times as many homes or even more?
Faster Preparations to Sell
When it's time to sell your home, you'd be smart to hire a professional stager, get a home inspection, and have professional listing pictures taken. These professionals you will be hiring get very busy during the summer and it may take weeks before they can get to your home.
The winter season provides availability for the professionals you will need. In addition, if you get a home inspection and need to make repairs, contractors have far more availability during the winter than the summer months.
If you're thinking about selling your home, but you think waiting is smart, think again. Buyers are looking for homes right now. Listing your home for sale may be the best decision you ever made as it might sell faster and for the same price you'd get during the summer.
I would love to be part of your journey when the time is right for you. If you ever have a real estate question or need, or know someone who does, trust that you can turn to me. I will help you make the right move! Anna Granger 704-650-5707 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.1stchoicepropertiesinc.com