We still sell plenty of homes during the winter. Here are a few reasons.

Do homes sell in the winter? We get this question every year, all agents do. The answer is a simple yes; homes sell well in the winter. You may have heard or read online that homes sell better in the spring, but that’s not the truth. Spring just happens to be the busier season. There are a few good reasons why homes sell well in the winter:

1. There are fewer homes for sale. Because of the myth that homes don’t sell in the winter, people tend to wait for spring. The people who do list their homes during the winter have less competition.

2. The winter is a good time to switch schools. The December to January time frame allows families with kids switch schools between semesters.

3. Teachers also move during winter break. Teachers can either select a house before winter break and move during it or pick out the house they want during the break and move later in the year.

Homes definitely sell during the winter, but there are a few things you need to be careful of. We’ve met plenty of Realtors who work around the holidays as if they were a retail store. They take off a few days, but otherwise, they work the entire time. Other agents will take off around Thanksgiving and not work again until after New Year’s Eve.

If you want to sell during the winter, choose the right Realtor. You need to choose an agent who runs their business like a business and has a backup to cover for their travel plans. If you live in an area that gets harsh winters, make sure your agent is willing to do what’s necessary. 

You may have heard or read online that homes sell better in the spring, but that’s not the truth.

For example, we like to check on our vacant houses when it gets cold. That way, we can catch pipe bursts early and do what we can to prevent them. We also clear the snow off the sidewalks and driveways to make sure people can still see the house. 

If you have questions, or if we can help you with anything, just give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.