5 Tips for Selling a House During the Winter Off-Season
Winter is considered the off-season for selling a home. However, winter can be a great time as long as the seller’s home is market ready. We sat down with Jared Hoylo, ReMax Advantage Plus, for some advice on selling your home in the winter months. He explained, “winter is absolutely a good time to sell. Do your DIY home repairs and home maintenance projects and then do your market research to make sure your home is priced right.”
Make Your Home Turn-Key
“A turn-key home is a home the buyer can see themselves moving into right away,” said Jared Hoylo, ReMax Advantage Plus. “In the winter months, home buyers want a house they don’t have to put any sweat into making it fit their needs.”
Price Your Home Right
Don’t Take Your House off the Market During the Holidays
“I tell my clients that is great advice for the competition but nothing I would recommend doing,” Hoylo said. “While the competition is off the market, your home can stand out and be ready for the relocation or the out-of-town home buyer who is ready to move.”
Take Advantage of the Dip of Home Inventory
If you know you’ll be listing your home in the fall or winter months, plan ahead. Get some photos of the exterior of the home in the spring or summer. Make sure to spruce up the curb appeal with appropriate lawn maintenance and gardening and snap the photos in the best summer light.
“It’s important for home buyers in the northern climates, particularly when the snow covers up the landscaping, to see photos of what the home looks like in the summer,” Hoylo said.