Why should I sell my house during the winter months?

Author: Tracy Phelan, Broker RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc. Brokerage |

Winter months offer many competitive advantages to sellers who are wondering if they should sell now or wait until spring:

  1. Stand out in the Winter Market: Just as springtime buyers compete against multiple bidders, springtime sellers may have difficulty standing out in the sea of new listings, especially if there are multiple listings in their area. Listing during winter means your home won’t get overlooked and can help you showcase its unique assets, like its location and history.
  2. More Motivated Buyers: From first time-buyers to new parents and retirees, the winter market is filled with serious buyers who are seeking the right home for their lifestyle. Since yearly bonuses, relocations, and even new year’s resolutions can motivate buyers to make a quick purchase, January can be especially advantageous for sellers looking for the right buyer. Don’t wait for warmer weather to buy or sell your home: find out how a winter market can benefit you.