Are you looking to move? You may be discouraged by the cold temperatures and winter weather, but that should be the least of your worries. Winter is actually a great time to buy a home. Why? Well, we can help you answer that question.
3 reasons why you should buy your next home this winter
- There’s less competition between other buyers.
- Sellers are more motivated to sell.
- You get to see how your new home will look and feel during the coldest time of the year.
There’s less competition between other buyers.
Just like you, many people would rather move in the spring or summer. Single-digit temperatures, snow, and ice make for a good reason to stay home. But, did you know that when the competition is hot during the rest of the year buying in the winter knocks out most of your competition.
Sellers are more motivated to sell.
Are you looking for a deal? Sellers are ready to move their properties and when you buy in the winter you are more likely to find a great deal. When houses have been on the market for a few months and sellers are ready to move their homes, you still need to be respectful. It’s important that you don’t lowball your offer and offend the seller. Take advantage of the winter market and get moving before springtime.
You get to see how your new home will look and feel during the coldest time of the year.
Are you curious as to how well the furnace works? What about how drafty the windows are? Buying a house in the winter lets you see the house in the worst climate of the year. This is important for you because you will get a preview of what your future winters will look like. Granted, you are able to do work on the home once you purchase it but it still gives you a great idea of where you need to start.
If you are still debating on whether or not you should buy a home in the winter there are still many more positives in doing so. Moving companies aren’t as busy, homes can close faster, and you can possibly find great deals on furniture and other home essentials.
If you are ready to buy your next home, be sure to contact us today! We are here to make your transitions as seamless as possible. When you work with an experienced realtor you are getting assistance that will save you time and money in the long run.