Should I List in Winter or Wait Until Spring?

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Should I list my home in the Wintertime?


Should I list in winterOne of the most common questions I hear this time of year is when is the best time to list? This is followed up with should I wait until Spring?  The answer depends on your timeframe, wants and needs.

Here are some questions to consider to help make your decision.

  • Is your home market ready now?
  • Do you need or want to move before spring?
  • Would you like to have less competition while you are selling?
  • Would you like the best price you can get?
  • Would you like to have more serious buyers?

If any of the answers are yes then you would be doing yourself a favor by listing in the wintertime. Homes sell all times of year and buyers search for homes throughout the year. Even in snowy climates there are buyers buying. In fact, right after the holidays is an excellent time to come on the market as there seems to be a huge increase of online home buyers searches. The weather tends to keep more people inside, thus they have more time to think about and check out buying a new home. There is less competition on the marekt during the winter so you may realize a higher price.


Many things drive buyers into the home buying market. One thing I have noticed is that after the holidays people reflect on the tight space they had for entertainment and how they would like to have more or different space next year. Other people are relocating for jobs, retirement or unexpected life events. Some vow to move closer to children and grandchildren. Others are thinking about their upcoming income tax refunds and how that can be used to get into a new home.

 

Regardless of the reasons, buyers buy all 365 days of the year. One thing is for certain, if your home is not on the market it will not sell.  Should I list in Winter or Wait Until Spring? Only you can make that decision but there are some definite advantages for listing now and NOT waiting until Spring. Making more money may be one of them.

When you are ready to list your home in Clarksville TN you need experience on your side. Contact The Real Debbie Reynolds to see what your home is worth. 931-320-6730.

 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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 It all depends on your marketplace. My wife and I are putting our house on the market and spring probably May. We just feel that there's more people looking for our type and price of home at that time Debbie Reynolds 

Dec 30, 2016 08:13 PM #1
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Hi Debbie

It's certainly an important, and common, question, and it really depends. For many the time is right now. Potential sellers need to understand the implications of selling now vs. later and then make an informed decision. You've outlined some important questions to consider.

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Dec 30, 2016 08:23 PM #2
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Debbie  all good questions if we want to give good advice to our sellers, Endre

Dec 30, 2016 09:49 PM #3
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Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and your family. Good luck in achieving your goals in 2017.

Dec 31, 2016 04:32 AM #4
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This is very good reading for prospective home sellers.

Best wishes to you and your family for a Very Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2016 04:36 AM #5
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We  agree...we do have some people who wanted to wait until aftr the holidays with a plethora of company and showings more difficult....but NOW is the time !

Dec 31, 2016 04:37 AM #6
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Good morning Debbie. This is so true and beautifully written and explained. Happy New Year.

Dec 31, 2016 06:30 AM #7
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How funny, I'm posting on this subject today as well. Sell when you need/want to...it doesn't really matter. 

Dec 31, 2016 09:32 AM #8
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Debbie Reynolds, I always tell people there is less inventory in the winter months so list.  Have a Happy New Year Eve.

 

Dec 31, 2016 09:34 AM #9
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Thanks Will Hamm, I believe that to be true.

Dec 31, 2016 03:14 PM #10
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Hi Karen Feltman, I keep hearing the question over and over so posting on it is smart.

Dec 31, 2016 03:15 PM #11
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I appreciate those kind words, Sheila Anderson.

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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson, I expect to see an increase in listings over the next couple of weeks. Happy New Year.

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You know best for your market, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington. Best of luck to you.

Dec 31, 2016 03:18 PM #14
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Hi , Home sellers need to know that buyers are buying all through the year.

Dec 31, 2016 03:19 PM #15
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Thank you, Gita Bantwal and I wish you a Happy New Year too.

Dec 31, 2016 03:21 PM #16
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We need to let sellers know the facts and let them decide, Endre Barath, Jr..

Dec 31, 2016 03:22 PM #17
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If a seller is ready, our market is prime for selling now, Jeff Dowler.

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Great post, Debbie. I have told many buyers the same thing. The winter is a great time to list a home for sale. 

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It is always a good to list and sell your home.  This is a great post as always.

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