We’ve all heard it: “You should never think about selling your home in winter.” It’s like a real estate creed. If you want to sell, you’re better off waiting until the spring season when flowers bloom and buyers multiply.
We’re here to dispute that claim. Like most hard and fast rules, “selling your home in winter is a mistake” has some truth to it. But it’s even less true than you think. There’s actually a wealth of recent data that proves winter to be the most fertile ground for sellers to plow.
In fact, homes listed in winter (even in colder climates) are more likely to sell within 6 months, have a higher sale-to-list price ratio, and enjoy fewer days on the market.
Since selling a your home in Chattanooga can be a complex decision, we’ll try to simplify it. Here are the top 7 reasons why you should consider selling your home in winter.
Consider selling your home in winter because:
1. Your agent may have fewer clients
Your realtor’s cold months can be chilly for business. When they’re serving fewer sellers, the ones they have can receive more attention. More time and energy usually lead to greater success – and since you’re both motivated to sell, it’s a win all around.