Unless you live in the warm, sunny south, winter time can equate to more indoor activities – which typically don’t include driving up one street and down another seeking the ideal new home.
But the reality is that, while things typically will slow down in the winter time, this is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, if you’re in search of a new home, the colder months might actually provide you with the ideal time to find it, negotiate the price, and ultimately ink the deal.
One of the biggest reasons for this is because there is oftentimes less competition. For instance, while the warmer months of May through August will typically account for roughly 40% of existing home sales, January and February usually only account for about 6%. But, if you’re included in that 6%, it could be well worth while.
In addition to having less competition, home sellers are usually much more motivated in the winter time. That’s because, in many instances, it is these sellers who are under more pressure to get their homes sold. (Otherwise, those who are less motivated will generally wait until the spring or summer).
The same can hold true for moving companies. Because there are fewer people moving during the colder times of the year, you will not only have an easier time finding an available crew, but you might even be able to strike a win-win deal on the price.
If you’re ready to move forward with selling your current residence and finding the home of your dreams, then give us a call. We will provide you with a no cost, no obligation valuation of your current property so that you know where to start with the initial list price. So, call us today to get started.