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True or false? Houses don’t sell in the winter months

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October 23rd, 2012

Personal Moving Consultant When it comes to the winter months, our minds typically gravitate to the holidays, snow, and staying warm. However, there are people who, mixed in with all the hubbub of the season, are looking for a new house first-time home buyers, those who have had a recent job transfer, and buyers who just haven t found the right house yet. What this means for you as the seller: these are serious buyers, not browsers. Also, because the winter months are a little slower in the real estate market, as a seller you will have less competition on the market.

Winter selling advice

When it comes to selling your house during the winter, here are a few tips to keep in mind: Curb appeal still counts! Even though the shrubbery and grass aren t too green, keep the rest of the exterior looking good to entice a customer to come inside. Keep your house warm and cozy. With the cold temperatures outside, make sure your potential buyers will be able to warm up while viewing the house. You want them to feel right at home. Keep your walkways free of snow, ice, and wet leaves. With the potential of snow or icy rain in the forecast, arrange for someone to clear the walkways while your house is on the market. Light up your house. Since the winter months tend to be a bit dark and gloomy, you must have excellent lighting. Even during the day, show your house with all the lights on and always open all your curtains to let the natural light in. The truth is, when you prepare and price your house appropriately for the market, any season is a good season to sell.