Spring is the most popular time to sell homes for many valid reasons, but the market gets overcrowded because everyone’s thinking the same thing. But in the winter, there are fewer homes for sale. Less competition can lead to more demand for your home!
Buyers Mean Business:
During the winter, most people want to wrap themselves in a blanket and avoid any extra responsibility. If a buyer is out treading in the snow searching for a home to buy, they mean business. This is usually because winter buyers don’t have the luxury of time. They might be searching for a home before an expired lease, job relocation, or unliveable conditions in their current home.
INTERNET HAS NO SEASON:
Internet access to property listings has evolved the traditional buying and selling seasons. Yes, Spring is still the hottest market but people who are serious about buying homes are always on the lookout. Buyers today do most of their research on sites like Zillow and Realtor.com, especially when a pound of salt still can’t keep someone from slipping on their driveway.
Less Focus on Curb Appeal:
An advantage of selling your home in the winter is that exterior maintenance isn’t as important as it is in the warmer months. Keeping your landscaping in perfect condition isn’t as big of a worry, and it isn’t what people are focusing on. Ensuring your driveway and sidewalks are shovelled and free of ice is still essential, but there isn’t a need for your home’s exterior to stand out.