Are there Benefits to Selling Your Home in the Winter? YES!

The Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Winter are many.

The Benefits of Selling your home in the Winter



Here are a few Excellent Reasons to do so:


  • Less Competition - less competition means more showings and possibly even a better offer.  

  • Better Negotiating Power - with less homes to choose from the Buyer will make a more “realistic” offer on your home.

  • More Serious and Motivated Buyers  - we do not get as many “tire kickers” just shopping to see what is available. Winter Buyers are looking to BUY.

  • Your Home May Sell Faster - the fewer homes there are on the market, the faster those that are available do sell as reported by Redfin* “Winter is the hottest time to Sell your home”

  • Tax Advantages - that can be realized if the Buyer purchases their home before the end of the year.

  • Faster Closings - Mortgage companies and Title Companies are not as busy so your file gets worked on more often and you can close sooner.

  • Lower Interest Rates for Mortgages - interest rates have a tendency historically, to be lower around the Holidays/end of the year.

  • Sold Price Closer To Your Asking Price - again, statistics show the Average Sales to List Price ratio is higher in the winter months.

  • Fewer Showing Interruptions - with fewer Buyers looking you are not “interrupted” as often with showings AND no late night or evening showings either.

  • More “touches” From Your Realtor - your Realtor may not be as busy as usual so they will have time to touch base with you more often.

  • Homes Appear Cozier in the Winter - with the fireplaces blazing or the pellet stoves radiating and the festive decor of the Holidays.


Read More Articles on the Benefits of selling your home in the Winter -


Kyle Hiscock wrote a very good article for RISMedia on this topic



Business Insider - “Why November is the Best Month to Sell your home”

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Comment balloon 16 commentsBobbie Smith • November 19 2014 05:36AM


Good morning Bobbie Smith. You have provided some excellent reasons to list ones home in the winter months. Homes sell 365 days a year!

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 4 years ago

Good morning, Bobbie....all good reasons to sell in the winter and add one more....the homeowner can have a roaring fire going in the fireplace...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 4 years ago

Hello Bobbie Smith, Yes major benefits, we see less homes on the market and the days on market goes down because of that.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 4 years ago


What a great list, and I hope people are listening and reading this post.  Happy Wednesday, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Bobbie: These are all very good reasons to get that home listed now and sold this winter. There is NO reason to wait.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago

Yes Bobbie, you are absolutely right. I have been pretty busy and intend on having quite a few more sales before we say good bye to 2014.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

That they do John, that they do.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Barbara, Areed. That sure can add to the "coziness" feeling the Buyers will get when walkin in the door

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Will, we do see that here too. Faster closings, better offers, less competition. You got it!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Great information Bobbie.  Especially for those that think they can only sell during the spring and summer.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 4 years ago

Happy Wednesday Alexandra, Me too. It's a great time to sell!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

That's it Anita! There is no reason to wait.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Noah, See it. Pure proof. Thanks for that input.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Thanks Gabe. That's true. Too many people wait and put themselves at a disadvantage.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 4 years ago

Bobbie, one never knows but I think your bulleted points were a great showcase of what works well this time of year!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Bobbie, Love the list and I am reblogging this tomorrow. It is worth going around again.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago