If you're planning on selling a house, you might think you should wait for spring or summer, when there are more buyers out house hunting and increasing competition. While it's true that most markets see more activity during the warmer months, listing your home for sale during the winter does offer some advantages.
Here are just a few reasons to put your home on the market during the off-season, according to the experts at EXIT Trinity Realty in Gahanna, OH:
- More Serious Buyers: There are more buyers in the spring and summer, that's true, but those who are house hunting in the winter tend to be more serious about putting in an offer. Many people who put their houses on the market find that buyers are more motivated, with faster offers and more flexibility on price and offer conditions—so selling a house might not be nearly as difficult.
- Wintertime Staging: Depending on where you live, winter gives you the opportunity to present your home as a cozy, warm oasis your potential buyers will love to live in. Decorate with a winter theme, leave plush blankets on the furniture, and keep a fire burning if you can. The colder it is outside, the better your home will look.
- More Flexibility: Families who are trying to get their kids settled into a new location before the start of the school year are one of the main reasons the spring and summer are so busy. These buyers typically have a very strict timeline, which forces people to rush through the transaction. Wintertime homebuyers typically don't have these kinds of pressure and will generally be able to work with you as issues emerge.
If you're selling a house this winter, you can rely on EXIT Trinity Realty's agents to get the attention of the buyers. Visit their website to learn more about what makes this local agency unique, or call (614) 269-4663 to talk about selling your house today.