Don’t wait until summer to purchase your next home.
Although winter is a slower time, it can offer some good advantages to the home buyer.
We’ve put our top 6 below for you to consider:
1. The Competition is Low
There are less people looking which means home sellers are more likely to negotiate the asking price of the house.
2. There are Less Homes
While we often believe choice is king, in fact, too much choice can be confusing.
With less homes on the market, you’ll save time and be able to find the one that is just right for you.
This will reduce your stress, and make the whole process move more smoothly.
3. Sellers May Need to Sell Fast
Some home sellers are forced to put their home on the market in winter for career or health reasons.
They simply don’t have time to wait for the warmer months.
This means you have an advantage and can work with them for a better deal and a quicker sale.
4. There is Less Pressure
With less competition, there is less pressure on the seller and the buyer.
You can take your time and really look at the home you are interested in.
You are choosing a lifestyle, not just a home remember.
5. Professionals have More Time
Professionals which you’ll need during the sale process won’t be as busy. Real estate agents, lawyers, home inspectors and furniture removalists aren’t as busy in a slower market.
They’ll have more time for you and your needs.
6. See the Home at its Worst
This might seem strange, but you wouldn’t want to purchase a home in summer and then find out how cold and draughty it is in winter.
Seeing the home at its worst means there won’t be any nasty surprises, and you’ll also be able to check out how well the fireplaces and heating.
If you would like to have a quick chat about a home you would like to sell or a referral that you have for us, please do reach out to us – email@example.com or Phone: 805.441.0943
Carrie and Eric Kimmell