Advantages to Moving in Winter

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Motivational Thoughts for 1/4/19

by Patricia Feager

 

 

THINKING ABOUT MOVING?

 

WHY WAIT UNTIL SPRING, SUMMER OR FALL?

 

 

Here are some good reasons to consider moving in Winter instead of Spring, Summer, or Fall to or in the vicinity of Flower Mound, Texas:

 

  • Cooler weather outdoors means movers move faster
  • Hot weather outdoors means movers move slower
  • Moving Companies may charge by the hour
  • Moving Companies may be cheaper in off-seasons than peak seasons
  • Many sales are offered after Christmas, i.e., Appliances, Furniture, etc.
  • Less competition with other Buyers
  • Sellers may be more Motivated
  • Closing in winter means less likely to conflict with vacations, graduations & weddings
  • Schools are in Session - Parents can talk to someone on Staff
  • Schools are in Session - Parents can observe better when active
  • Buyers can get a better feeling of road conditions in winter when it is winter
  • Depending on the closing date, buyers may be able to appreciate 4 seasons in 1st year
  • Grass may not be greener but your savings and checking accounts may be greener

 

Although it may be more convenient to move when the kids get out of school (provided you have children) look at the pros and cons. Some renters think they are obligated to stay in apartments but if you do the math, you may be cheaper buying now rather than renting until your lease is up. Also, Management Companies may be more flexible than you think. Sellers may also be more flexible. Never assume anything unless you know for sure.

 

"Ability is what you're capable of doing.

Motivation determines what you do.

Attitude determines how well you do it."

---Lou Holtz

 

 

If you're thinking about moving to areas in and around Flower Mound,

I'm ready to service your needs. 

Patricia Feager

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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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You make a compelling statement for buyers and sellers to make their move sooner rather than later.  I hope they pay attention to your sage advice!

Jan 04, 2019 04:56 PM #1
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Have a great day.

01/04/2019. 

Jan 04, 2019 05:44 PM #2
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Patricia,

Good points. Does not always work, but in the winter people get the house more easily and possibly at a discount. A couple of k to put towards towel bars & shower curtains.

Jan 04, 2019 09:34 PM #3
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
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Dörte Engel - Texas weather is completely different than Maryland. This post is for the benefit of people living in my area. I should be seeing Daffodils in January or February. I just stopped mowing about a month and a half ago.

Have a great night!

Jan 04, 2019 09:39 PM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Patricia - Regardless of timing, there is opportunity. That said, you share some excellent Winter advantages that people may want to consider. 

Jan 05, 2019 05:40 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Great post, Patricia. Hopefully you'll do one of these for each season... there are pros/cons for moving during each.

Jan 05, 2019 08:59 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Patricia. This is terrific and very true. I have generally moved in winter.

Jan 05, 2019 09:08 AM #7
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George Souto
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Patricia all good reasons to consider moving in the Winter months, but for me just the thought of moving makes me break out in a cold sweat ....... LOL

Jan 05, 2019 12:53 PM #8
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So many people like to procrastinate, and are always waiting for the right moment to do something.  You have made some very good points about moving in the winter. I have to agree with George Souto though, the very thought of moving gives me the chills...

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