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    The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

    Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition!

    The #1 Reason to List Your Home in the Winter Months is Less Competition!

    Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. The chart below was created using the months’ supply of listings from the National Association of Realtors.

    The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House | Simplifying The Market

    As you can see, the ‘sweet spot’ to list your home for the most exposure naturally occurs in the late fall and winter months (November – February). 

    Temperatures aren’t the only thing that heats up in the spring – so do listings!

    The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House | Simplifying The Market

    In 2017, listings increased by nearly half a million houses from December to June. Don’t wait for these listings to come to market before you decide to list your house.

    Added Bonus: Only Serious Buyers Are Out in the Winter

    At this time of year, only those purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers.’ The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.

    Bottom Line

    If you have been debating whether or not to sell your home and are curious about market conditions in your area, let’s get together to help you decide the best time to list your house for sale.

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    Shalini Schetty

    Shalini Schetty is an elite Licensed Real Estate Sales Person and a Trusted Real Estate Advisor at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Laffey International Realty in Huntington, NY. Shalini is one of the top-producing licensed Real Estate Sales Agents in the area. After obtaining an MBA and pursuing a successful career in finance at JP Morgan in Manhattan, Shalini decided to leverage her international experience (with extensive ties to Asia and India), business background, and love of real estate to start a career in real estate. As a real estate professional for over eighteen years, Shalini consistently delivers outstanding results for her clients.

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