When to List Your Home

When to List Your Home

With winter on our heels, many people are wondering if they should list their home. When listing your home in the winter, sellers are inconvenienced with bad weather, holiday obligations and fewer buyers. But what many sellers don’t know is that if you list your home in the winter, the odds of selling would be greater than if you list in the spring or summer. So you might be asking yourself right now, if there are fewer buyers in winter why would I not wait for summer? Let’s take a moment to discuss why.

Most sellers would envision selling their home in the spring or summer. It’s a great time to list your home because the weather is nice, people in general are moving and school is out. Overall, it’s a very convenient time to list your home. But the problem is that other sellers are also waiting till spring or summer to list their homes, creating more competition in the market. Although there are fewer buyers during the winter, buyers tend to be more serious about their home search and have an urgency to buy.

So now sellers need to ask themselves one easy question, “Would I rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond”? Your home might be amazing, but I promise you there are other amazing homes as well. In winter, you will have far less competition, making your home a showstopper and one of the few, if the not the only home for sale in your neighborhood. If you hold out till spring or summer, you might see another half a dozen of homes come on the market that you will be in direct competition with.

If you are planning to list your home in 2014, get ahead of your competition. Listing your home in the winter will give you the highest advantage and most leverage when it comes to selling your home. When it comes to listing and selling your home, think of no other agent or team than the Colorado Dream House Team.

Marc Bayes is a Broker Associate with the Colorado Dream House Team, Keller Williams Realty DTC. Contact Marc at 303-619-3052, marc@coloradodreamhouse.com, codreamhouse.com or coloradodreamhouse.com  

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