List Your Home For Sale In Winter
Sellers will often take their homes off the market if they have not sold by Fall or they will wait to list until Spring because a common belief is that homes do not sell in the Winter months.
Although there are fewer buyers looking during the 2nd Season (Fall to Spring) than during what is considered the hot Selling Season, a lot of the people looking when the weather is nice and school is out, never buy anything.
I have found that if people are looking at homes during the 2nd Season (Winter) are serious buyers who intend to buy. Fewer showings but the buyers are ready, willing and able to buy. Since showings tend to follow the light of day, the showing hours are compressed and evening appointments are very rare. Fewer, more convenient and better quality showings are less intrusive for the family.
Since most Retail Sellers (not distressed, short sale or foreclosure) believe nothing sells in Winter, there is less competition for the buyers who are looking.
According the National Association of Realtors 1 in 4 home sales across the US involved a distressed property. In some areas of South Metro Atlanta the number is much higher making short sales and foreclosures the biggest competition for Retail Sellers.
Recently, some of the largest mortgage companies, including Chase, announced that they were halting foreclosures until they work out some paperwork and process issues that could void some foreclosures. Many mortgage servicers typically slow down on foreclosing during the holidays.
If there are fewer foreclosures on the market, there is less competition for the Retail Sellers.
Less competition, less intrusion, better quality prospects.... Three good reasons to market your home now.
I am expecting a lot of 4th Quarter real estate activity so call me and let's get started. I offer FREE Buyer and Seller Consultations with no obligation because I want to be your real estate resource.
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