Are you wanting to sell your home or maybe just slightly considering the idea this month? Here are 8 reasons to list your house in the winter.
There is less competition.
During the spring and summer, the market is flooded with a ton of houses. Listing your home in the winter means less competition!
Homebuyers who bundle up and battle the frigid air are serious about finding the one. That means viewings aren’t for nosy neighbors or looks-loos. These are motivated people ready to move!
January is prime time to list your home because holidays are over and people are starting to look at the upcoming year and where they want to be. The beginning of the year is seen as a time for big changes and new beginnings.
Who doesn’t love a cozy house? Forget the heat in July! We all know Tennessee can get pretty toasty. Show your home in the winter months so you can light that fireplace, throw a furry blanket over the chaise lounge and light a softly scented candle. It’s all about atmosphere!
Time to brag
It’s time to show off! And by show off I mean those changes you made in the summer to make your house energy efficient. Potential buyers who live in drafty houses and cry when the gas bill arrives will welcome new windows and attic insulation.
Marketing your home is easier
Low inventory means it’s easier for the marketing for your home to stand out. We always notice an increase in traffic to our website in the winter…shouldn’t those buyers be seeing your home?
Easy to maintain
Who wants to trim the lawn a hundred times in the summer for every single showings? It’s much easier to just turn on a porch light than to water the flowers in the heat! You may have to throw some salt on the sidewalk, but you’ll avoid the 100 degree heat!
You can make some dough.
We are talking money! The highest sold price to listing price ratios happen in the cold months.
If you’re thinking about selling and want to find out what your home is worth, call us. It’s never too early to start planning for your sale!