The weather is turning and winter is on its way. Typically, at this time of year people are busy thinking about the holidays and ski days at Big White. While it can be true that winter is a slower time for the real estate industry, there are many advantages to listing your home in the winter.
1. Buyers are Motivated
When you list your home in the winter, buyers are more motivated than the spring ‘looky loos’. Generally, there is a reason they are buying, rather than waiting, be it a job change or a life change.
2. It Doesn’t Snow Online
The Internet is up and running 24/7 which means your home is always visible and viewable to potential buyers regardless of when you decide to list.
3. Less Competition
This is extremely helpful for homes in areas that generally have more inventory and competition. Less competition in your neighbourhood or on your street means your home will stand out from the crowd.
4. Less Focus on Curb Appeal
Especially if there is snow on the ground, a nice advantage of listing in the winter is you don’t have to worry about as much exterior maintenance as you do in the warmer months. You can skip mowing the lawn, tending to the flower beds and keeping your landscaping in picture-perfect condition. You will have to ensure your driveway and sidewalks are shoveled and free of ice though.
5. You Can Enjoy Kelowna’s Beautiful Spring & Summers in Your New Home
When you sell and buy in the winter, chances are you’ve moved and settled into your new home by the time the warm and sunny days have come back. This gives you more time to enjoy the Okanagan lifestyle.
Seller Tip – There is no ‘best’ season to sell your home. Any time can be the right time when you’re ready to sell. When you utilize the services of a professional, experienced REALTOR, they’ll be able to properly price your home for the current market.
“Are you ready to sell your home? I’d love to meet and offer a complimentary market evaluation. Together we can evaluate your home and decide when the right time to sell might be.” – Darcy Nyrose