Everyone wants to buy a house in the spring – the market gets flooded with buyers and sellers, and some homes sell almost immediately while others barely drum up any interest.
But winter might actually be a better time to sell your home… so if you’ve been kicking around the idea, now might be a good time to call a Main Line Realtor®. Here’s why.
3 Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Winter
If you’re thinking about selling, here are three reasons you might want to consider it this winter:
- There’s going to be low inventory and less competition
- You’ll be able to show buyers your home handles winter exceptionally well
- More serious buyers and fewer “tire kickers” are house-hunting in the winter
Low Inventory, Less Competition
Spring and summer are the most popular seasons for buying and selling, so the market is packed with homes – and that means your home will be lost in a sea of others. Selling in the winter, though, means that there are fewer houses competing for buyers’ attention.
Your Realtor will walk you through what you need to do to make your home even more appealing during the winter. She’ll give you staging tips to help make it cozy and work with professional photographers to make sure it looks its best online, too.
Showing Off Your Home’s Winter Stuff
Our winters can be pretty rough, which means that potential buyers want to know that the homes they’re looking at can withstand frigid temperatures. If your house has a fireplace or hot tub, even better. If you have a south-facing driveway, your agent can tout the fact that the snow will melt faster; if you have a short driveway, the benefit there is that there’s less to shovel or plow.
Serious Buyers Are Out in the Snow
Only people who really want to buy a house are going to trudge through snow and sleet in the cold – there won’t be very many tire-kickers out when the temperatures drop. The good news about that is when you leave your home for showings, you know that the buyers who are coming to see it are serious. Even better: When people like your house, they won’t want to wait until the spring, when all the other buyers will be out looking.
There will probably be less foot traffic in your home during the winter, but the people who do come are probably more likely to make an offer. It’s kind-of a win-win!
Are You Selling a Home in a Main Line Community?
If you’re selling a Main Line home, we’re here to help. We can give you the guidance you need about the roof and other improvements, and we’ll help you price your home just right so it sells quickly.
Call us at 610-608-3119 to talk about how we’ll market your house to all the right buyers.
If you’re also looking for a new home, check out our:
- Gladwyne homes for sale
- Lower Merion homes for sale
- Radnor homes for sale
- Davids homes for sale
- Tredyffrin homes for sale