Most people know that conventional wisdom dictates that spring is the best time to sell your house. In the Philadelphia suburbs, there’s no argument that there is the highest level of activity from March to May. But realize that while, yes, there are more buyers out there in the srping, there are also more sellers competing for those buyers’ attention. If you are thinking about selling your home during the winter, this article lists seven reasons why you might have an advantage, including less competition, a more serious and committed buyer (tire kickers don’t tend to come out in the cold weather) and a more attentive real estate agent who is less likely to be as busy with other clients as he or she will in the spring.
If you are going to be listing in the winter, there are a few things you’ll want to pay special attention to: make sure your lights are the highest wattage bulbs the fixtures will take and that they all work. Winter can be dark, especially for buyers who come to see your home after 5:00. Make sure it’s warm and even consider having your HVAC serviced. Be sure to clear snow and ICE both from the driveway and the walkway. Put a towel or mat just inside and ask people to remove shoes so they don’t track up the house. If you have a gas fireplace, turn it on. An apple with a spritz of water and some cinammon on a low temperature in the over will make the house smell great. Here are some more tips.