Buying in the winter…
Traditionally, fewer homes are sold during the winter months of December, January and February nationwide.
Astute home buyers can take advantage of this drop-off, and potentially find a “better deal”.
1. There are fewer homebuyers in the winter, this means you have more time to make solid informed offers on properties you really like.
2. House prices traditionally are at their lowest in December. Sellers who are serious about selling and have had their homes on the market since spring may be anxious to accept an offer they may not have considered earlier.
3. Mortgage Processing can go quicker during the winter months. With less volume, paperwork tends to be processed smoother and faster. Meaning your closing could happen faster than in the spring or summer time.
4. Realtors typically have more time int he winter to really navigate your housing wants and needs, meaning you get more personalized attention.
5. You will be able to see how well the heating system is working. Most buyers don’t realize a homes heating system is sub standard until the winter after they buy. You can also get a good idea of how well the home is insulated and any other winter home concerns!
Selling in the Winter
You know buyers in the winter are serious! There are steps you can take to brighten your home and make the showing pleasant and enjoyable for your buyers.
1. Manage the Snow –
2. Use Natural Light –
3. Heat up –
4. Serve & Make Smells of Winter Foods at Open Houses
5. Provide Info about things