Many people seem to have the impression that the warmer months are the only times they can successfully market and sell their homes. In fact, the winter can be one of the best times to sell, especially with the dynamic and effective marketing and knowledge of The Peggy Hill Team!
Below are four reasons why winter can be one of the best times to put up that “For Sale” sign!
- Less Inventory And More Motivated Buyers
Winter typically means fewer homes on the market, which is a great thing for sellers! Fewer homes to choose from means you’re more likely to sell your property faster, for top dollar, and with favourable conditions!
Wintertime home buyers tend to be quite serious as trekking out to attend open houses or scheduled showings is more effort than it is in the spring or summer. Having fewer, more qualified, and motivated buyers come through your home is more beneficial than having many people just looking for something to do on a warm summer day.
- Show Off Your Homes Energy Efficiency
Winter is a great time to highlight all your home’s energy-efficient features! If you have good windows, a high-efficiency furnace, a smart thermostat, or quality insulation, winter buyers are going to notice! These features can add excellent value to your home and become more prominent considerations in the winter months.
- Some Features Of Your Home Show Better In Winter
The welcoming warmth of an inviting foyer, the flickering flame of a cozy fireplace, and the invitation of the fluffy throw blanket to relax and move right in are all very appealing features of your home and effective staging that can’t be fully utilized or highlighted when the weather outside isn’t frightful. Winter gives you a great opportunity to show prospective buyers how inviting, comfortable, and cozy the home can be.
- You Can Still Enjoy A Spring Closing And Be Settled In Your New Home Before Summer
Selling your home in the winter doesn’t mean you have to move in the winter! You can still take advantage of all the above perks without the hassle of moving in the snow and be settled in your new home before all the competition hits the market and the busy schedules of summer set in.