It’s cold. It’s windy. It’s wet. We all know that winter weather can slow the real estate market down a little bit and that can feel very scary if you need to sell your house. But never fear! There are some great benefits to selling your home during the winter months. In this video, Sumer and Beth discuss five reasons why you need not fear putting your house on the market during the winter.
If you are a reader, here’s a recap of the five reasons why you can list your home with confidence in the winter months.
- Home ownership comes with tax deductions.
Buyers who close by December 31, can deduct mortgage interest, property taxes, points on their loan and interest costs. These deductions are significant, and you can count on there being some motivated buyers out there looking to take advantage of the tax benefits before year’s end.
- Only serious buyers house hunt in winter
During the spring and summer months you might waste a lot of time showing your house to people who are really only out to window shop. Cold weather tends to keep all those “looky loo’s” home, so that you only spend your time and effort on serious buyers.
- Relocation is Year-Round
Because we live in an area with several large corporations like Walmart, J.B. Hunt, Tyson, as well as all the international vendors that service these companies, NW Arkansas has a constant flow of corporate relocations. They don’t stop for cold weather, so neither should you! Again, we are talking about motivated buyers who may only have one or two days to shop for a house, and most will make an offer on one of the houses they saw while on their relocation trip.
- More control over timing of your move
Winter tends to give you a bit more flexibility and time to make your move when you are ready. The high pressure of the summer and fall influx is off and buyers are usually more than happy to make room for the holidays.
- More focused attention from your real estate team
Because sales do slow down a bit in the winter, you can expect a more relaxed and focused real estate team. Real estate agents, lenders, title companies, inspectors will be on point, responsive, and ready and anxious to help sell your home.
So never fear! We’ve got your back! Give us a call and we will get that house sold for you, no matter the weather!