Winter can be a great time to buy a home! Some of the perks include a less competitive market, sellers who are serious and more! Winter is often over looked as a great time to buy a home, but real estate does not hibernate from December through March. More than five million homes typically sell annually in the United States, with many of them listed and sold during the winter months. Your Shorewest sales associate will help you navigate the winter market.
Many home sellers wait until the peak season, which is spring to early summer to list their homes, leaving fewer homes for sale in the winter. However, winter sellers usually have strong reasons to sell their homes soon and need to market it during winter months. Motivated home sellers are a serious home buyer’s best friends.
While there are fewer homes to choose from, it is easier to view a handful of homes, instead of traipsing through 50. There are also fewer buyers, minimizing the risk of a bidding war. Winter is prime time for finding a good deal in the housing market. It
also allows you to see how the home handles the cold. Did you feel cold while looking through the house? Does the heating system work? Are windows letting in drafts?
The low activity in the winter will result in sellers being more motivated to sell. Real estate agents know that the slow winter months are when sellers are more willing to negotiate, whether it’s on selling price, closing costs, closing date, etc.
When you’re ready to begin your house hunt, contact a Shorewest sales associate! They are well versed on the current market, undergo extensive training and continuing education so they’re prepared to help you every step of the way. Plus, they have access to the latest tools and technology and are backed by an amazing support team, helping find all the homes that meet your needs or qualified buyers for your current one. #ShorewestRealtors #BuyingAHome #HomeBuyers