Listing Homes in Winter - The Day to List a Home?
Many cities are seeing winter weather with ice or snow and listing the home on a day you will get the most traffic can be tricky. Most homes would do best if you list on Friday for the weekend traffic with most buyers having this time off. However, last weekend we had a foot of snow predicted. With this in mind, the Seller and I decided Wednesday was the best day, having three days with no snow.
We have been lucky to have only one or two days a week with snow, and in between we were seeing 50's, 60's and close to 70. We are seeing winter now, every couple of days we have storms rolling in, making it more difficult to plan for a new listing. We are to get another possible 10" starting late today through Wednesday and more over the weekend. I would prefer not to force potential buyers out onto the streets to get into a home before it is under contract. This week Friday looks to be the best day with days looking good through mid-Sunday, which should give buyers enough time to get into my new listing.
I have a few buyers looking for homes, and see new listings coming on today - sure hope when this storm hits late today I don't have to be showing homes! It has been interesting to watch the weather to find just the perfect day to have the professional photos done on two new listings. Yesterday was full sun even though we have piles of snow!
Do you plan for the best day to put a home on the market with weather taken into consideration?