Should You Sell Your Home Now, Or Wait Until Spring?

One of the most common questions we get from perspective home sellers this time of year is

“Should I list my home now, or wait until Spring?”

 

This is a common misconception that homeowners believe. Most think they should wait until Spring to list their home, since houses don’t sell in the winter months. Yes, most Real Estate markets experience a “Spring Rush” across the United States, but selling your home in the winter months might be the best fit for you for many reasons.

  1. Serious & Motivated BuyersCouple-looking-at-house

    Many people believe that there aren’t buyers looking for homes in the winter months. That is simply not the case. Homes are sold 365 days a year. Serious buyers will continue to look for a home, no matter what time of year it is.

  2. Less Competition

    Simply put, there are fewer houses on the market during the winter months. If there are less homes for sale, there is fewer amount of homes that buyers can choose from. This not only increases demands for your home, but it also increases the probability that an offer will be received, and you will get the maximum amount of money for your home. Waiting until Spring means you will have way more competition, since everyone else is waiting until spring to list their home.

  3. Faster Closings

    Right now, there are fewer real estate transactions than there will be in the spring.  The fewer number of transactions means the mortgage lenders have less loans to process, attorneys have less closings to do, and home inspectors have fewer inspections to do.  This leads to faster closings.

  4. Job Relocation

    Most companies do their relocating and transfers in the 1st quarter of the new year. This is great news for sellers, because it means more serious and highly motivated buyers coming to our area.

 

Taking these reasons into consideration, you’re ready to decide whether now is the best time to sell your home, or if you should wait until spring.

 

If you’re ready to sell, schedule a free appointment with us today! We would love to sit down with you and discuss your options. As the Top Selling Team in the area, we know what it takes to sell your home quickly and for top dollar.

In the meantime, check out our 7 staging tips to help sell your home fast!