Should You Sell Your House in the Winter? Yes - Even in Colorado!

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Wondering if you should sell your house during a Colorado winter?how to sell house in winter

Now that far fewer homeowners are 'under water', many are getting excited about putting those homes on the market and moving on.  But conventional wisdom says the market is too cold in the winter months, and folks should wait until spring.

It's been true in my market, which is the area between Denver and Boulder, that selling a house in the winter means few showings and lower-priced offers.

But so far this year - home sales are staying hot!  That's most true for the lower-priced homes, but even in the median range, homes new to the market are seeing multiple showings the first day and quite often receiving an offer within hours, usually multiple offers.

In fact, this was the hottest October market I've seen.  I'll soon have completed my monthly market reports to verify that, but if there's much of a drop in the number of homes sold it's just because people are holding off on putting their homes on the market, waiting for spring.

But who knows what changes will come about before spring gets here.  For instance, higher interest rates would reduce the number of buyers out there, PLUS would cut in to how much house YOU can buy!

If you've been thinking you'd wait until spring to get out of that house with too many stairs or too few bathrooms, think again!

Call me to talk about price and what you can expect.  If you want to wait until after the holidays, this is a great time to talk about what preparations to sell your house you should do now.  Don't guess - you may up spending thousands on improvements that won't bring a return.


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Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I love this quote... " Don't guess - you may up spending thousands on improvements that won't bring a return!". That is such a true statement!

Nov 01, 2013 10:05 AM #1
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I believe that the time is now. Who knows what the future will bring. Buyers at ths time of year are usually more motivated. Makes sense to list a home now!

Nov 01, 2013 11:40 AM #2
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

Sussie - I wrote that when I was thinking of a neighbor who is putting in a sprinkler system NOW at the advice of the agent she will list her house with in the spring.  Lawn watering ended here about a month ago - she won't get to use that sprinkler system one time, and I have never had a home buyer ask whether or not the home had a sprinkler system before deciding on whether or not to buy a house, or how much to pay.  Thousands of dollars out the door for nothing.  Of course, that was the advice of a real estate agent, just not one that works this area or this price range.  So, there's the material for tomorrow's post!

Janis - I was just thinking this morning the same thing.  I sure do wish we knew, but haven't figured out how to get that info yet!

Nov 02, 2013 01:33 AM #3
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