Data has been showing that selling your home in the winter might actually pay off! According to Christen Camacho from Redfin Research Center, winter listings are 9% more likely to sell, sell for 1.2% more and sell 1 week faster! So if you are waiting till spring to list your home, consider the following: many home buyers hibernate during the winter but serious shopper stick around.
There are many reasons buyers stop looking in the winter, they don’t to go on home tours when weather conditions are not ideal, they want to wait until more homes come on the market in the spring, they don’t want to move their children mid-school year. Redfin Research Center goes on to report that those who need a home during the winter season are the most serious, often having to make a move because they need to, not because they want to. This can put a seller in an advantageous position. Paul Stone, a Redfin Agent based in Denver states ” There are plenty of people who need to buy a home in the winter, whether it’s because of a job relocation or a major family change like a new baby. These buyers want to get into a home quickly, and sometimes are willing to pay top dollar”.
If you are thinking about selling your home in the near future, consider listing this winter. I am more than happy to provide you with a FREE Comparative Market Analysis