So, you’ve been thinking about putting your home on the market... but the timing never seems right.

So, you’ve been thinking about putting your home on the market, but the timing never seems right. We get it; life moves fast!

The holidays will be here before you know it. Entertaining guests, traveling, and spending time with family during this season is stressful enough that you can't even fathom the thought of potential buyers walking all through your home, dealing with inspections, and navigating.

So what do you do? Should you wait another few months after the holidays to list your home? No. In fact, according to Realtor.com, the average time a house is on the market is 62 days. That means the longer you put off listing your home, the longer the sale will take to wrap up after the holidays.

 

Why Winter Is The Best Time To Sell

 

Less Competition

If you wait until spring to list like everyone else, there will be more competition. In the winter, there are fewer homes on the market, which will make your home stand out even more.

 

Showcase Winter Readiness

You can also use winter to your advantage when showing off your home’s features like fireplaces and hot tubs by making it cozy and warm. Selling in the winter also demonstrates that your home can handle harsh winter conditions.

 

Eliminate Looky-Loos

As you know, just because someone is looking at homes doesn't mean they are intent on buying. But if someone is taking the time out of their holiday break to come to see your home, chances are they're more than just looking. Although you may see fewer potential buyers come through showings and open houses, most of them will be more serious contenders.

 

Higher Offers

Since we are approaching the end of the year, performance reviews may bring more bonuses and financial freedom to a buyer's budget, which is excellent news for you, the seller.

 

If you want to sell with all these advantages in mind this winter, you may want to speed up your decision to list your home. Schedule a call to learn more about how we help home sellers on the Treasure Coast.

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