Pros And Cons Of Selling A Home In The Winter

Dated: January 3 2018

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Should I wait till the Spring to sell my house? This is the most asked question I receive from home owners. In my opinion, I believe there are pros and cons when it comes to listing in the winter.


Pros

- Less Competition. Less inventory brings greater demand and top dollar. 

- Buyers are motivated. Not everyone wants to buy a house in the winter, but those that due tend to be extremely motivated. They aren't nosy neighbors or looky- loos.

- Relocations happen all year and January tends to be one of the biggest months.  

- Fewer Showings. I know this sounds counter-productive but, you will get more quality than quantity buyers. 


Cons

- Bad weather makes landscaping less appealing

- Buyer pool is generally smaller. 

- Less daylight for showings.

- Changing schools mid-term can be challenging on kids. 


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Jerome Ball

Jerome Ball - Senior Sales Vice President Jerome is an experienced REALTOR® in the greater Cincinnati area, where he was born and raised. He came to real estate through his passion and aptitude fo....

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