Should I list my house during the Winter months? I hear that question every year, and I say, “Yes!” One of the things that seems to happen in the cold months is that serious buyers come out and tire kickers take the season off in favor of the warmer months.
I sold two houses the first two days of January. It was cold, messy and dark. Both buyers looked at one house each (which they found online), and they immediately put a contract on them. The sales were close to list. Both homes were in good condition, vacant and ready to go. The clients were qualified and determined to buy.
I’ve had this scenario repeat itself over the past 5 years. Do people buy in the Winter months? Absolutely, and they tend to be ready and very serious. So, when the question comes up about whether or not to list during the cold months, don’t fret, just list. You may be pleasantly surprised at the results.
Should I list my house during the Winter months?