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The Sunny Side of a Winter Move

Diane Thometz and Jennifer Hill, Personal Moving Consultants
January 23, 2019

Spring and summer are often considered the prime time of year to sell your house and move. In our experience, however, winter is the unsung hero of the real estate market. A winter move can save you time, stress, and even money.

Beat the competition

In spring and summer, the competition can be fierce as everyone in the neighborhood tries to sell at the exact same time. In winter, you have the benefit of lower inventory and less competition. With fewer houses on the market, your home has an opportunity to stand out and attract more attention. Remember, people are looking to buy all year round, not just in the warm weather. Winter often brings out the serious homebuyers who are motivated to settle quickly.

Skip the hassle of staging

Curb appeal is a big factor in a spring or summer sale. In winter, however, it's just one less thing you have to worry about. Remember those motivated buyers we mentioned? They're more concerned with what your home looks like inside, not whether you have flowers on the front porch, or even snow in your driveway. A winter sale can save you the hassle and expense of outdoor maintenance and staging.

We're here to help!

Don't let worries about inclement weather keep you from making a great move. Yes, the season can be unpredictable, but your Erickson Living personal moving consultant will work closely with you and your movers to keep an eye on the forecast and account for every possibility.

We have the experience and the know-how to manage your move in just about any type of weather. When a January snowstorm threatened the move-in date of one of our clients moving to Riderwood (an Erickson Living community in Silver Spring, Md.), we helped them relocate a few days ahead of schedule. Instead of dealing with the record snowfall alone in their house, they were able to relax and enjoy the view from the comfort of their new, maintenance-free home at Riderwood.

Never worry about the stress of home maintenance or energy bills again. Find an Erickson Living-managed community near you now.