Selling your home in the winter may be uncommon — in most areas, sometime around May is the hottest season for real estate — but it has its perks.
The Off-Season Advantage
If you want to sell your home in the winter, you’re in luck because there’s much less competition during the off-season stretch.
Imagine a potential homebuyer driving around your town, passing your place, seeing a “For Sale” sign, and not encountering another one for miles!
While selling your home in the winter isn’t so common, it definitely makes your home stand out for winter buyers! This means, in some ways, it’s always a seller’s market during this season, especially if you fix up your home and make it irresistible to buyers.
If you’re planning on selling your home this winter, here’s what 500 top real estate agents say you should do to attract buyers, according to HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey.
For instance, take a long, hard look at your home’s interior and view it through a potential buyer’s eyes. How are the driveway and walkway holding up? How cozy is your kitchen? Do you feel a draft in any of the rooms? How well does your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system work?
These may be some difficult questions to honestly ask yourself, because the answers may require you to spend some money for updates and repairs. But they’re necessary if you want to make your home attractive so you can sell your home in the winter.
In other words, your home may be more than habitable for you; it may truly feel like home sweet home. But when you look at the house’s interior and exterior objectively, is it attractive to a potential homebuyer?
After reading this infographic, you’ll be better prepared to sell your home. For instance, you can create a to-do list to stage your home, photograph it for listings, and know which home maintenance chores to tackle before potential buyers visit.
Which tricks have you used for selling your home in the winter? Tell us in the comments below!