As the temperature cools off, so does all the heat generated by the summer selling season. But, just because it’s no longer the busiest time of year in the housing market doesn’t mean your best chance to buy or sell a home has passed. Each season offers its own advantages to buyers and sellers, and fall and winter are no exception.
Today, we are exploring the 3 Reasons to Sell This Fall/Winter.
1. Motivated Buyers
While there may be fewer home buyers overall in the fall and winter, the buyers who are shopping around this time of year are typically more motivated. Maybe they’re ending a lease, starting a new job, or relocating to be near family, but whatever the reason, these buyers are probably not just window-shopping, and therefore more likely to make an offer on your home – and a compelling one at that.
2. A Chance to Show Off Energy Efficiency
Frosty temps offer you the opportunity to show off how your home can become a warm haven in the middle of winter weather. Today’s buyers prioritize energy efficiency, so make sure to demonstrate how your house holds the heat in. Home erring more on the drafty side? There’s an array of fixes to improve your home’s energy efficiency, from shoring up insulation to running fans clockwise to installing a smart thermostat. If you’re worried your home isn’t up to snuff in this regard, chat with Tim for expert advice on what improvement might work best for your home and market.
3. A Quicker Closing Timeline
Fewer homes on the market translates to fewer transactions overall, so mortgage brokers, home inspectors, appraisers, and title companies are typically less busy this time of year. With more breathing space on everyone’s calendars, all the paperwork and steps that make up the financing process can be completed more expediently, which means everyone reaches the closing table sooner. And, crucially for sellers, this also lessens the chance that the deal could fall apart because the lender can’t close on the loan by the deadline.
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