27 November 2014

Selling Tips: Why selling your home this winter season is the WRIGHT move.

Advantages to listing your home for sale during the “off season”

Traditional wisdom tells us that spring and summer are better seasons to sell a home. As it turns out, this isn’t always the case. While the time of year can impact a home sale, it doesn’t mean home buyers suddenly vanish over the holidays and winter months. There are advantages to every season. You can sell just as successfully in the winter as in the spring market.

Below are four reasons why it could be the best choice for you to sell your home this winter.

  • Less Competition from Other Sellers - This time of year there’s far less competition for the home buying dollar. Many homes have been removed from the market because owners mistakenly believe it’s not a good time to list. This reduces the number of sellers you have to compete with, which means more buyers checking out YOUR property
  • Buyers Are More Motivated Around The Holiday Season - You don’t see many causal shoppers this time of year. Anyone who takes time out from their busy holiday schedule to look for a new home is serious about buying. As a seller, these are exactly the people you’re looking for - motivated buyers who need a home now, and are willing to pay top dollar. (Added bonus: they may be willing to close the deal faster and / or waive any contingences.)
  • Your Holiday Home Looks Beautiful - If you sell when the snow flies, you have the advantage of holiday decorations to make your home seem welcoming. During the Christmas season, add lights and seasonal decorations. On the inside, a roaring fireplace and the smell of fresh baked cookies all come together to give your home a warm and cozy feel. This comfortable environment allows buyers to see themselves and their families celebrating the holidays in your home next year.
  • A Streamlined Selling process. November through January is a slow time for most real estate, lawyers, movers and mortgage companies. Consequently the entire process of buying or selling a home will move more rapidly.

If you’re thinking about putting your home up for sale, this holiday or winter season could be the perfect time to list, call us so that we can determine the best listing date for your home. Take the holiday plunge. Diving into the winter market may be your best move yet. You could get top dollar for your property and experience a shorter selling time, all with less hassle and competition.

Don’t wait too long to call us, we like to consult & help our clients get their home ready for sale, prepare to sell it the Wright way.

For questions, and more tips on quick sales contact us– at 416- 694-2499.