Why List Your Home This Fall/Winter?
Many people think the real estate market freezes over as the weather gets colder. Truth is, the fall and winter months provide unique advantages that can actually assist in the selling of your home!
During the fall and winter months, you find only serious home buyers previewing homes. They people who really need to buy now, and are willing to go above and beyond to find a home. They often have a pressing need to close quickly and move in soon due to a job relocation or major life change. Also, people are less distracted with things such as planning and taking a summer vacation. You will not be bothered and inconvenienced for showings of buyers that just want to “look.”
There Is Less Competition from Other Sellers
The number of houses on the market decrease this time of year. That is a great advantage for your home since it won’t have to compete with as many others. Fewer houses on the market leads to more demand. Buyers will have less options and your home has a higher probability to make it to their top 3 choices. You could even get multiple offers and a higher return.
Your Closing Process Will Be Faster
Sometimes it can take days for banks to send an appraiser out to appraise the home, which can cause delays on the closing. Since the volume of sales is lower, you will be able to close your house and receive your sales proceeds on time and quicker, avoiding any frustrations from the delays.
The Cooler Weather and Festive Holidays Can Be a Seller’s Friend
September and October are beautiful months in Montana! Homes with mature trees show extremely well in fall months, and the mountain peaks are snow covered. Houses tend to show very well when decorated for the holidays and buyers enjoy this (they can envision spending holidays in your home). So hang up that festive wreath, keep the house cozy, place a fall centerpiece on your dining room table, bake that apple pie, and wait for the buyers to come J
It’s Time to Make a Change
Are you ready to make a change in your comfortable life? Do you want to wait knowing that it will take longer for a buyer to decide to buy your home, since your house is subject to the housing market competition, price, and current interest rates? You have the power to control that situation by listing your home and showcasing it to reflect the fall and winter season; using holiday décor, lighting the fireplace, and making it a cozy place for a potential home buyer! J