Should I sell my Monroe, NY home in the winter?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

Should I sell my Monroe, NY home in the winter?

 

Misconceptions exist about putting your home on the market in the December - February months.  First, rumor has it that no one buys homes in the winter.

 

This is simply not true.  

 

Just under a quarter of all sales in Monroe NY during the past year occurred between December 2013 and February 2014 - that's 23% of annual sales.  In fact, the sales during the colder months are actually quite healthy.  And why is that?

 

 

 

So the answer is YES!!!!

 

If you want or need to sell your Monroe NY home, give me a call to get started.  There's no need to wait until spring!

 

 

 

Comments (17)

Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Kat.  The winter is the best time.  Serious buyers and serious sellers.  Very few toilet flushers.

Dec 01, 2014 07:39 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Conrad - Haha, toilet flushers need not apply.

Dec 01, 2014 07:46 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

When I bought my one and only home, I bought in December.  There is always someone out there looking.

Dec 01, 2014 07:48 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Hi Kat - your post is very well done! Good graphics really make the point - Wow - 24% of all sales occur in the winter - I'm convinced!

Dec 01, 2014 07:50 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Roger - Absolutely! There is always someone looking!

Lise - Thank you!  Yes, at least that was the case last winter!

Dec 01, 2014 07:53 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kat,

You just gave 3 good reasons why you should list your home in the winter! 24% should be a reason to seal the deal..there is always someone looking for a home everyday of the year!

Dec 01, 2014 08:21 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Kat, so many people make a huge mistake by waiting and selling their home during the so-called peak times.  While, like you so very well point out, they could have sold it quicker during the winter.

Dec 01, 2014 08:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Another interesting statistic, Kat, is that homes sells faster in the winter than often in spring as they have less competition.

Dec 01, 2014 08:50 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Kat -  sounds like a very compelling arguement for those serious.  I love Conrad's comment, less toilet flushers.

Dec 01, 2014 10:33 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Now is a good time to beat the competition. Homes do look mighty pretty during the holidays.

Dec 01, 2014 10:43 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Dorie - So true, and no one is going to be out in the freezing cold if they aren't serious about their search!

Gabe - Any time of the year is good!

Nina - I'm going to have to check out the days on market of homes that sell in winter - that makes sense!

Grant - Yes!  Thanks for commenting.

Debbie - That's for sure!  

Dec 02, 2014 12:18 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Yes, yes yes!  Less competition and serious buyers!  Do it!

Dec 02, 2014 05:31 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Kat,

Of course they should.  But they'll be smarter if they list with you.

Dec 02, 2014 06:47 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Kat, lately it has worked out for me that the winter months are as busy as spring. I still have several closings ahead of me yet before the year ends! Two years ago I showed 4 different clients on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve...they all bought withing 2 weeks of each other.

Dec 02, 2014 07:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Sharon - Yes, yes, yes!!!

Wayne/Jean Marie - xxxxxxx

Nick - Exactly!  This isn't the time to sit on the sidelines.

Dec 02, 2014 07:58 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Good morning Kat Palmiotti I think you are right on with this one. I know a lot of people don't "like" to move in winter but obviously 1/4th of the buyers "have to!"

Dec 02, 2014 07:16 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Marco - Good morning!  Yes, moving in and out doesn't stop with the cold weather.

Dec 02, 2014 07:18 PM