The winter can be one of the best times to sell your home. Below are a number of reasons selling during this season makes sense.
1. Buyers are looking because they need to move
Those in the market for a home during the winter generally need to move, which gives sellers an edge in negotiating.
2. Less inventory means less competition
Fewer homes on the market means yours has a better chance of attracting a buyer.
3. Sellers have more time to evaluate offers
Unlike the frenzied spring selling season when sellers have to review offers hastily, they are afforded a more relaxed timeframe during winter to evaluate offers and possibly negotiate more favorable terms.
4. Price more ambitiously
Though pricing your home at that sweet spot is always crucial, since competition is slim during the winter, coming in at a more ambition list price tends to work better during the off-season.
5. Holiday curb appeal
Curb appeal is always important and during the winter, creating an inviting, holiday feel can attract buyers. Be sure the exterior of your home is tidy and clean, wash windows and decorate your front porch with festive greenery and seasonal flowers. Keep lights on, window shades open and the inside temperature cozy.
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