5 Reasons to List Your Home in Winter

Dated: 12/05/2019

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1. Low Inventory = Less Competition

Since spring is the most popular home-selling season, the housing market is ultra crowded with options at that time of year. But in the winter, there are fewer homes for sale. That competition over low inventory can make winter an ideal time to sell your home.

2. Show Off Your Home's Winter Readiness

Selling in the winter also gives you the opportunity to show that a home is designed to handle the harsh elements. Plus, during winter months homes with features like fireplaces and hot tubs are certainly more appealing. Turn up those cozy elements and help buyers envision your home as their new home.

3. Winter Brings Out Serious Buyers

Fewer looky-loos are out in winter months. Not everyone looking at homes intends to make a purchase. Since more homes tend to be on the market in the spring and fall, this is also when window shoppers are likely to be out looking. The winter brings out the more serious buyers.

4. Less Focus on Curb Appeal

A nice advantage of listing in the winter is you don't have to worry as much about exterior maintenance and landscaping as you do in warmer months. You can skip mowin the lawn, tending the flower beds and keeping the yard in picture perfect condition.

5. Increased Web Traffic

Online home searches increase during the winter months as potential buyers start buckling down searching for homes that catch their interest. It doesn't snow online so buyers are free to find your home online during these winter months. They can't find you there if you're not listed.

If you're ready to get your home on the market call Susan Dolan today 250-870-1560 for your free home valuation and tips on getting your space show ready!

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Susan Dolan

For more than a decade, I lived and worked aboard the world’s most exclusive superyachts, catering to the particular needs of the incredibly wealthy. While this career brought extraordinary travel o....

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