People tend to think that the spring market is the best time of year
to list a home. Don’t get me wrong, the spring is an excellent time of
year to list. However, sellers should not overlook the benefits of
listing their house for sale in the winter. The winter is a wonderful
time to list your house for two reasons:
1. Less Competition
If most sellers wait for the spring to list their homes, then buyers have a wider selection of homes from which to choose. If you list in the winter you have a lot less competition. If you are the only home listed in a desirable community, you may have all of the pre-approved buyers lining up at your doorstep and potentially have a bidding war.
2. Serious Buyers
It’s cold outside, so only serious buyers who need to buy a home are going to be house hunting this time of year. You will limit the number of nosy people trekking through your house who aren’t actually ready to buy.
It’s cold outside, so only serious buyers
who need to buy a home are going to be house hunting this time of year.
You will limit the number of nosy people trekking through your house
who aren’t actually ready to buy.
My advice is that you list early and beat the spring market!
Moving is an exciting time, but it is also a lot of work! So, why would someone try to navigate the selling process on their own? To hopefully save a few bucks. Is it worth the headaches and the money they think they will save by not hiring an experienced Realtor? The answer is usually no.
So, you want to invest in real estate and need some guidance. If you think any real estate agent can offer you the same assistance, you are mistaken. There are tons of real estate agents out there, but not all are the right match for an investor.
It may be the winter (and a cold one this year), but the real estate market is heating up!
Homes are selling quickly and closer to (or above) asking price. According to the January 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, “34% of properties that closed in January sold at or above the list price. Of the properties that sold at a premium price, 86 percent sold at 101 to 110 percent of the list price.”
You listed your house and it didn’t sell. There is probably nothing more frustrating! What do you do next? Just stay put in your home forever or try again?
First things first, figure out why your house did not sell the first time around. Why do some listings expire and fail to sell? Here are the 10 top factors that influence whether or not your home sells:
Although both real estate agents and Realtors® are licensed to sell real estate, there are differences between them. You should make sure you understand the difference before you hire someone to sell your home.
Historically home sales and home sale prices peak in the spring and summer, making spring the best time of year for sellers to put their homes on the market. However, in his most recent column, Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist of realtor.com, has advised that 2017 is not a typical year and sellers should consider listing their homes earlier this year.