Why Winter is a Great Time to Sell Your Home in the White Mountains
Winter Buyers are Serious Buyers!
Buyers that brave the cold weather to find the perfect home mean business. Many may need to purchase as soon as possible. But others deliberately shop for homes at this time of the year to avoid possible bidding wars, and to get a jump on the spring market. Unlike summer shoppers who sometimes are looking for fun, winter buyers tend to be more serious, and are more likely to make an offer on a property.
Inventory is Lower in the Winter Months
In Winter, for various reasons, inventory in the White Mountains is low in comparison to the rest of the year. Listing your home in the Winter means you will have less competition and more visibility for your home. But your home still has to be priced competitively with similar homes on the market in your area.
Interest Rates are Low
Right now, interest rates are still extremely low, and buyers are taking advantage of having more spending power. If you're planning on selling, then buying another property, low interest rates will keep your monthly payments down.
Properties Close to Winter Activities are Hot!
If you own a property that is slopeside or convenient to skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, winter is a great time to list your home and show off its seasonal appeal to potential buyers. Highlighting features such as snowmobiling and/or skiing directly from the property will help attract buyers looking for a vacation getaway.
If your home has seasonal views, you shouldn't think twice about putting your property on the market now! Winter views to the lakes and mountains can be the deciding factor for a buyer who is on the fence. That gorgeous winter view to Mount Washington can make a huge difference!