Why Listing Your House In The Winter

Dated: November 8 2019

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Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition.

So, what’s the #1 reason to list your house in the winter? Less competition.

Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. The chart below was created using the months supply of listings from the National Association of Realtors.

As you can see, the ‘sweet spot’ to list your house for the most exposure naturally occurs in the late fall and winter months (November – January). 

Temperatures aren’t the only thing that heats up in the spring – so do listings!

In 2018, listings increased from December to May. Don’t wait for these listings and the competition that comes with them to come to the market before you decide to list your house.

Added Bonus: Serious Buyers Are Out in the Winter

At this time of year, purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers.’ The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.

 At the end

If you’ve been debating whether or not to sell your house and are curious about market conditions in your area, We can help you decide the best time to list your house.

Credits and assosiated links:

Kcm. “The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter.” Keeping Current Matters, The KCM Crew, 3 Nov. 2019, https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2019/11/04/the-1-reason-to-list-your-house-in-the-winter/.

https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/housing-statistics/existing-home-sales

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Jesus Trujillo

When passion for real estate is combined with talent and uncompromising drive to succeed amazing things will happen! I am a Troy, MI based real estate agent since 2017 and with 15 years of buying and....

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