Why Sell Your Home During The Winter Time

Why Sell Your Home During The Winter Time

I have been asked many times over the past 13 years if it is worth placing a home on the market during the winter season. Spring time seems to be the time that most people want to put their homes up for sale. It could be the yard is in bloom, the grass is greener, the pool is open, etc. The myth of making more money in the Spring time has been now debunked.
It has been found that those that listed in winter have a 9 percentage point greater likelihood of selling, sell a week faster, and sell for 1.2 percentage points more relative to list price than homes listed in any other season (resource: Redfin.com). It may be true that a lot of people that are looking for a new home might hold off making a decision until it is warm again but the buyers that are still out there are very serious and are ready to make a decision as soon as possible.  This can put the seller in an excellent position since they have serious buyers ready to make a deal. One of my busiest months of closings is December.
During the holiday season, a decorated home can also be a plus to buyers. They might be able to see themselves decorating their new home for the holidays and/or they might be able to envision their get togethers. Even in some of the coldest regions that have feet of snow on the ground, the homes are still selling faster and for more money than the other seasons.
Don't let the cold weather deter you from placing your home on the market. If you are open to selling your home, I highly suggest that you talk to your agent now about your next step to selling your home quicker and for more money.

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Phone: 843-940-7770
Dated: November 10th 2014
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About Robin: I have over 15 years real estate experience in the Greenville, SC area. My areas of expertise range ...

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