Here are the reasons why you should consider selling this winter…
- Most people think that the spring is the best time to list your home. That is not always true. Yes, there are more buyers in the spring, but there are also more sellers, which means more competition! If you live in a neighbourhood with lots of similar style homes, wouldn’t it be nice to be the only one on the market? It can definitely be an advantage for you, when you are thinking about selling.
- Many people don’t WANT to move in the winter. It is cold, and can be logistically more difficult than in the warmer months. If there is a buyer shopping in the winter that means that they are highly motivated and more likely to make a purchase. This means the quality of the buyer can be better. They are motivated and prepared to move! In the Spring, the market can be flooded with buyers that may just be window-shopping. Again, it is beneficial to you as a seller to attract the qualified and motivated buyers in the winter.
- We don’t know what will happen in the market this spring, but we do know what the market is like right now. In Ottawa we can see the home prices are high and there is lots of demand for homes. The inventory is low and that can work in your favour. As we continue to watch the market, we feel that selling your home this winter might be the right thing to do.
We would love to talk to you about whether this is the right strategy for you. Every situation is unique and we hope that this will help guide you in your real estate journey.