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The Perks of Selling in the WInter


Posted: November 29, 2018 by Danielle Hage

Are you thinking of selling but have the mindset that waiting until spring will bring you more buyers?  You may be surprised to find that you have advantages when you list in the winter.  According to the National Association of Realtors, winter home sales have increased 4.5% for the last three years.  This means that even though there is less inventory on the market, buyers are still buying, and you have 



LESS COMPETITION
In the spring, sellers flood the market.  Your house has a bigger buying pool during the "off" season.

SERIOUS BUYERS
Most people looking for a home during the winter are serious buyers.  They may be up against a deadline (expiring lease, job relocation, etc.) or have been battling against other buyers during the peak real estate season and are ready to snag up an available property.

BETTER OFFERS
People are generally more inclined to make offers closer to asking price, which stems from the previous benefit - serious buyers.

QUICKER LOAN PROCESSING TIME
With less people buying, the mortgage companies are able to process loans more quickly.  

MORE ATTENTION FROM YOUR REALTOR
Your realtor will most likely have a lighter load during the winter and therefore, you will be top priority.

Instead of waiting until the spring, set yourself apart and take advantage of the benefits that come with selling in the winter!


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