While May through August accounts for 40% of the average year’s total home sales volume, both buyers and sellers can find advantages to making the move during winter.
A few advantages of buying a home in winter;
*Less competition from fellow buyers.
*Likely more motivated sellers.
Downsides – For Buyers;
*Usually lower inventory means fewer options to choose from.
*New Construction tends to slow down during winter months.
*Bad weather may hinder inspections.
Downsides- For Sellers;
*Bleak landscapes can reduce curb appeal.
*Buyer’s may be reluctant to tour homes during ugly weather. Keep landscaping tidy, garbage cans tucked away and potted planters fresh! Put lights on timers and keep the heat on.