The winter season may seem bleak for the housing market, but if you play your cards right you might just be on to something! Most homeowners begin their year communicating with a Realtor® in hopes to sell their house in the warmer months of spring and summer. This is a great start to the year but what if you were ahead of the pack and already ready to list in January? If you are itching to sell your home, don’t wait until winter is over and you’ll thank me later!
1. Buyers Are Always Going to Buy.
Most people take time off during the holidays. The last thing you want to worry about is dealing with the headache of selling your home amidst all of the hosting, gift-giving, and merriment. But buyers in need of a home are always on the lookout. If buying a home is on the top of your to-do list the search never ends, especially when it’s easy as a click or swipe on your smartphone. If you list your home in January, buyers will take notice.
2. More Money, More Options.
The real estate market kicks back up in January with hopeful buyers looking to find their dream home. With the new year bringing a positive outlook of the future and the previous year bringing monetary gains, it only makes sense that those looking to buy will take charge. Typically, finances are in order at the end of the year and you can gage your financial stock for the future. Taking a look at income, bonuses, tax implications, and inheritances will give buyers a sense of where they stand so they can begin the new year in a new home.
3. It's Your Market.
With buyers on the prowl, listing your home a bit earlier can help you get ahead of the pack since there are less homes on the market. While typical sellers wait a few months, you are increasing your chances by supply and demand. There is not much competition and you know what they say, the early bird gets the worm!