Looking to sell your home? Winter Can Be a Great Time to Sell Summit County Real Estate. Despite what you may think, Winter is great time to sell your home. Homes listed during the winter months, sold for 1.2 percent above listing when compared to those listed other times of the year.
What fuels this quick turnaround between listing and selling a home during the winter?
There are a number of benefits to selling a property during the winter. A crucial factor is that it is simply less expense to the homeowner. Any repairs that need to be done will have to be reflected in the price. Additionally, not a lot of work needs to be done on curb appeal since there is no need for landscaping. Just rake the leaves, keep the snow plowed and walkways clear.
Nearly all home buyers that are looking during the winter months are doing so due to circumstances beyond their control, such as, a job transfer, or a change in family dynamics, they are more focused on finding the right house quickly. They are far more motivated and are not window shopping for fun. Buyers at this time of the year simply want to find the right property and move as quickly as possible.
Sellers need to be aware of selling trends in their area and price accordingly. If properties are selling quickly then price accordingly and list quickly.
The gloomy weather can cast a noticeable pall on even the most luxurious home. So, take some time to add some seasonal touches, such as stacking firewood next to the fireplace, and a seasonal throw over the couch.
Home sellers are not likely to face stiff competition in the winter, for the most part, proper pricing and staging will lead to positive results during the winter selling season.