Selling your home in winter presents a unique set of challenges. There are still buyers out there, which means there is a good chance you can sell your home, and for a great price. But to do so, you
4 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home in the Winter
Selling your home in winter presents a unique set of challenges. There are still buyers out there, which means there is a good chance you can sell your home, and for a great price. But to do so, you will need to avoid the most common mistakes sellers make in the season of snow and cold temperatures.
1) Pricing your home too high
To avoid becoming part of the nearly one-fifth of home sellers forced to lower their asking price, make sure you understand the current market and realistically approach pricing your home. Work with your real estate agent and look at the sale price of similar homes that have recently sold – not the asking price of those listed – to see how you can compete with what’s on the market.
2) Not being prepared
If your house is on the market, you should always have it ready for a tour and in the winter that may require extra preparation. You have less control over how the grass or trees look in the winter, but you can ensure a safe passage to your front door.
3) Not using photos from a more attractive season
If snow is piling up, icicles are hanging, and the trees are bare, your spring pictures of your home could be a big help to a buyer. When buyers see photos from another season, it is very helpful because they can get a sense of things they would otherwise miss in the winter.
4) Trying to save on your utility bill
Energy conservation is important and your commitment to saving money and the environment is much appreciated. But the fact is, buyers needs to be drawn in and seduced by your home which sadly requires warm temperatures. You want to make them feel like your home is warm and cozy. That means turning up the thermostat and keeping things comfortable.
While Spring may be the best time to put your home on the market that’s not possible for every homeowner. Are you looking to buy or sell a home, or do you know someone who is? The Stacie Koroly Team, with over 100 years of experience, is here to help you. DM, call or text us now and find out the difference between us and everybody else – 610.659.3559
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