Spring and summer are always the first seasons that people think of when it comes to selling their home. But if you’re ready to sell now that it’s fall and the holidays and winter are coming up, don’t be discouraged. The winter season can give a lot of home sellers an advantage they wouldn’t have in spring.
Before you start prepping your home to sell, take a look at some of the advantages you’ll enjoy in the cooler months of the year.
Because most people do tend to list their homes during spring or summer, an advantage of listing your home in the fall or winter is that there are fewer properties on the market competing for buyers’ attention. When you are competing against fewer properties, it isn’t hard to stand out, and going the extra mile by hosting an over-the-top open house or throwing in a closing gift could mean that you attract multiple buyers and offers.
This works out in your favor because buyers who are hoping to close in winter are determined, and usually buying for a specific reason. These buyers are ready to make a quick decision and could be willing to negotiate in your favor if they are working on a strict timeline.
Most buyers will want to be in their new home before the holidays, so if they’re looking in early fall, they’ll probably want to make an offer and close as soon as possible.
Just the opposite, once the holidays are over, buyers will be motivated to find a new home before the more competitive spring season begins.
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