3 Secrets To Selling Your Home In The Winter That No One Talks About

Posted on: 17 December 2019

Selling your home is hard work. You have to keep everything meticulously clean. Your yard must be impeccable. There are no lazy weekends in bed anymore. Between the showings and open houses, selling a home is exhausting, and doing so in the winter is no exception. There are, however, a few secrets to make the process go faster that no one talks about. 

Keep It Listed. 

The number one way to get your home sold in the winter is to keep it listed for sale. Many sellers remove their houses from the market in the winter. They simply do not want to deal with the headache of selling during the holidays and into the new year. Between the cold, damp winter weather and the end-of-year commitments, they would just rather wait until spring.

While this sounds great in theory, what they don't know is that everyone wants to list their home in the spring. The competition will be fierce, which will make it either tougher to sell or will net them less money. Selling a home in the winter means less competition and the potential for greater profit. 

Let There Be Light.

Winter showings can be dark. Not only does it get dark earlier in the evening, but the sun is lower during the day. Even a sunny winter day can be dark and gloomy inside. In order to make your home appealing to potential buyers when they come for showings, turn on every light. Yes, your electric bill will increase for the month, but your home will be bright and cheery. Let them see how great your home is.

Additionally, open all the blinds and draperies. You may typically prefer to close them during the day while you are at work. Resist that urge. You want as much of the winter sun to enter your house as possible to create a sunny, welcoming home for potential buyers.

Be Available.

Showings are the most important factor in selling your house. The more showings you have, the better your odds are of selling your home. It's a numbers game, and you can't win if you play hard to get. Some sellers create a list of rules as to when, where, and why buyers can schedule showings. Don't be like them. 

The more open and available you are, the faster your house will sell. A little inconvenience and schedule rearranging now will get you into your next home sooner, rather than later. 

Selling your house doesn't have to be tough, even in the winter. There are plenty of things you can do to get the job done quickly and for the most cash. 

To learn more about selling your home, contact a real estate agent in your area.