Should I list my home in the winter?

Thinking about listing your home for sale but waiting until the "hot spring market" first? 

That's probably the worst strategy if you're looking to get the best value for your home. Yes, it's true, you will see more home sales in the spring then in the winter, but it doesn't mean you will get more money for your home. The truth is, some buyers will wait until the spring before they buy a home, but serious buyers are looking now. It's a matter of supply and demand. Home owners hear that spring is a better time to sell so they wait and list it after winter. The problem is that many other people have the same plan. So what happens? You end up with a massive amount of inventory in an already flooded market and it can actually bring down the market value of your home. If you list in the winter when many homes are still debating "if it's a good time to sell" then you can get out ahead of the market and in front of the very serious buyers who need something now. In the winter we typically see less "tire kickers" around. The people viewing your home when it's cold and gross outsides aren't doing it to kill time in the evenings. They're looking for something to buy. They're pre approved, focused and ready to purchase their next home. But they can't purchase what isn't for sale. So stop trying to plan the perfect time to list your house and just get it in front of people! 

Want to know how much your home is worth? Leave me a message in the "Contact Me" section at the bottom of this page and i'll do a FREE market evaluation. 

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