Friday, November 14, 2014 / by Jen Koenig
Many people wonder whether their home can get sold in the winter, or if it's better to wait until spring to put your home on the market. The truth is Buyers are out there, and they need homes. In the winter there's generally a smaller inventory of homes to choose from. For a Seller that means more serious Buyers driven to your home, and serious Buyers means better offers for you.
Finding the right agent is crucial. Many agents look at the winter months as a time to take a break and relax. If you're selling your home in the "off season", you're going to want to work with a full-time agent who is serious about getting your home sold. Your agent should have a specialized marketing plan so your home gets fast, wide-spread exposure. Your agent should help you stage your home for maximum marketability and should have extensive contacts with Buyers looking to buy right now.
Last year in the winter months, The Huemmer Home Team sold 21 homes that had accepted offers within 30 days of listing. Many of these had accepted offers within their first week on the market, and 2 had accepted offers on the very day their listing went live! That's because we know the area and the local market very well. Our Listing Agent, Amber Huemmer, specializes in home-staging and puts all of her time and energy into marketing your home. Our Buyer Agents, Jami Erickson & Patti Eno, work with a wide range of active and potential Buyers. They know the market and are invested in finding the right home for their Buyers as quickly as possible.
Still not sure if you should sell now? Check out this article from "Realty Times":
"The end of an inventory shortage can generate premium pricing When the economy rebounds, housing inventory grows. An influx of newly available homes to the market gives buyers more choices than they’ve had in the months prior to economic recovery, and it can force sellers to reduce their prices just to stay competitive. Stay tuned to market reports. The off-season might be a good time for sellers to list before the housing market normalizes and buyers can be more selective regarding the available inventory."