Many Sellers feel that the Spring is the best time to place their home on the market since buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the Fall and Winter have their own advantages.
Here are five reasons to sell now…
Only Serious Buyers Are Out there looking:
At this time of year, only those clients who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookie loos’.
The nosy lookers are at the mall or online doing all of their holiday shopping.
There Is Far Less Competition during the winter:
Housing supply always shrinks dramatically at this time of year. The choices for buyers will be limited. Don’t wait until the spring when all the other potential sellers in your market will put their homes up for sale along with yours.
The Process Will Be Quicker:
One of the biggest challenges of the 2013 housing market has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks have been inundated with both purchase and refinancing loan requests. Both of these will slow in the winter cutting timelines and the frustration these delays cause both buyers and sellers.
Simply put, Smoother Pipeline – Smoother Closing.
There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up
If you are moving up to a larger or more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 25% from now to 2018. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30 year housing expense with historically low interest rates right now. There is no guarantee rates will remain at these levels in years to come.
It’s Time to Move On with Your Life:
Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and decide whether it is worth the wait. Is money more important than being with family? (No) Is money more important than your health? (No) Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should? (again, No)
You already know the answers to the questions we just asked. (just in case you don’t – it’s No) You have the power to take back control of the situation by pricing your home to guarantee it sells. The time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire. That is what is truly important.
Contact us, your Realtor, today and get the process started. You could be onto your next life chapter before the end of Winter and before everyone else gets started.
We’re here to help!!
The Adler Home Team
201-445-4300 x 283