How to Sell Your Home During the Winter Season
The Beginning of the Year is the Perfect Time...to Sell?
Snow and icy roads are upon us but winter may still be a great time to sell your home - especially if you're ready to get settled by spring. There tend to be more serious buyers in the winter season and coupled with there being less competition on the market, it's possible that listing your home during the winter will help you secure a fast sale.
If you've been contemplating whether you should brave the snow and list your home now we've made a list of 4 things that will help you sell your home before the weather warms up!
Work with What You Have
When the sun sets at 4 PM and your beautiful lawn is covered by snow, it's a lot harder to show off your home's exterior. Make sure that your lights around the house - home decor lights, as well as year-round outdoor lighting, are all set up and turned on when the sun goes down. If you took advantage of the warm weather this summer by making some improvements to your curb appeal make sure to disclose those upgrades to us. We will make sure that any potential buyers are aware of upgrades being made around the house.
Keep Budgets and Timelines in Mind
As we begin the year, a lot of people are tied up with other financial obligations such as paying taxes, and making sure their own houses and vehicles are winter-ready. While typically this may cause a lot of buyers to not want to invest in a home at this time of year, this year is anything but normal. Buyers are competing by offering over asking and homes are selling quickly.
Staying "Show Ready" Makes a Difference
While keeping your home show-ready during the winter may be more difficult, it's not impossible. You'll need to minimize the amount of snow and slush people bring through the door. You'll also end up plowing the driveway and sidewalks for any potential visitors. Keep things cozy and warm inside by turning the lights on, putting the heat up a couple of clicks, and of course lighting a fire if you can.