Does listing a home in winter = more serious buyers? According to this recent study by Redfin, winter is second only to spring in seasons where the number of homes sold for more than the asking price. Similarly in the same study, 46.2% of homes listed in winter sold within a month of being listed, compared to 48% of homes listed in spring. If you have flexibility about when to list your home, winter and spring are the best times to do it.
As the study shows, when buyers are looking for a home in winter, they very likely need to move…due to a job change, a change in marital status, or for family needs. In such cases, buyers are much less likely to lowball, and they’ll want to close the deal on their new home quickly.
With spring being the busiest time in real estate, the time to list your home is now before it arrives. During the winter, there are fewer homes on the market and less competition. In addition to your listing getting in front of serious buyers who need to move right away, your listing has a better chance of being noticed.
Should you decide to list your home now, Century 21 Reilly Realtors is here to help. We’ll evaluate your home by market conditions, establish the best listing price, and create a listing when your home is ready. Our agents will help disburse information about your property to other agents through our networks and multiple listing services. We’ll help you negotiate the best deal without compromising your position and sell your home at the best possible price.
Remember, listing a home in winter = more serious buyers. If you’re looking for the best chance to get a great price for your home and sell it quickly, contact Century 21 Reilly Realtors today and see how we can help. Or click here for your free home evaluation!