While in the past people generally chose to sell their homes in the spring, these days it is better to keep your home listed during winter. Here are 5 reasons why it is better to sell your home now:
1. Many people are moving away from crowded cities and there continues to be an increase in remote jobs. This is partially due to the continued concern of COVID-19. The majority of the area in the Hilltowns has high speed internet, mostly broadband. This means that buyers can now work out of their home and their employers are encouraging it.
2. Right now there is a lack of inventory in the market, plus a pool of anxious buyers both locally and afar. If you keep your home listed, you will have less competition on the marketplace, which means buyers will have less to pick from. You might sell at a higher price now than if you wait until spring when you'll have greater competition.
3. The winter months are the best time for buyers to make a purchase. They normally have more time to look around before the spring, when many people choose to spend more time with family or take vacations.
4. Buyers generally desire to settle into their new home in winter so they can enjoy the start of the spring and summer season.
5. In the past, bad weather used to deter buyers from traveling to home viewings. Today, that is no longer an issue. Nine out of ten home buyers search for their homes online at their workplaces, on their smartphones, and from the comfort of their homes after dark. Now, especially with social distancing practices in place, more people are opting to shop for their homes online.
I have sold many of my listings during the winter and my sellers were glad they listened to my advice about keeping their homes on the market. If you are thinking about selling, learn more about my extensive marketing plan here and sign up for a free home evaluation here.
Don’t let the winter season discourage you from trying to sell your home. Happy Winter Selling!
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