Buying & Selling In Frosty Weather

Julia Realtor
Yes! We’re in the midst of November, and there’s plenty of snow and ice in the forecast, but there’s also an opportunity for buyers and sellers. I know - you think I’m nuts, but it’s true. Here are a few reasons selling this winter might be a better choice than you think.

Yes, I’ll admit people aren’t exactly swarming to a property during winter. However, since the internet has no seasons... yes that's right, the world wide web has changed the way we shop for homes. During the colder months, people can research and view properties with the click of a button, which means there are potential home buyers actively looking at any time, no matter the season. 

People also need to move when they need to move, no matter the time of the year. So, those who are searching in the middle of winter are more serious and motivated to buy. 

With less competition and motivated buyers, you’ll be surprised at how quickly your home gets sold. Also, you’ll be happy to hear that with buyers ready to move before spring, you could have fewer hassles at the negotiating table.

Despite the snow and ice, your home will show better than you think in the winter. The glistening snow will help your exterior look like a picturesque winter scene. Just make sure you shovel your pathways and get rid of any ice. Also, if you have pets, hide the yellow snow and adding an inviting wreath can also work wonders. As for the inside, the winter months bring on a sense of comfort and coziness. For showings, turn up the heat and bake some cookies to help warm hearts to your home. 

Nobody wants to spend the warmest months of the year planning for and stressing out over a move. If you put your home on the market in the fall or winter, there's a better chance you'll be settled into your new home by the time spring arrives, so you can enjoy a hassle-free summer.

If you’re worried about buying or selling before the end of the year in the winter, don’t. If you need help assessing your home’s value and creating a strategy for selling, I’d be happy to help you with all of your real estate needs, even if it means I need to shovel your driveway!