Most home sellers that did not sell their home this past year are deciding to wait until the spring time to place their home on the market.Â The theory is "it will sit between now and then and I have a greater chance of getting it sold".Â The truth be told;Â is you probably have a better chance of selling it NOWÂ rather than waiting until the spring season.
First,Â living in Charlotte, NC. has some great advantages.Â One being the lack of snow we receive.Â Coming from the Northeast;Â this has been a welcome experience.Â I do not have to worry about a home not beingÂ able to be shown because of snow or of getting photos of a house because of the weather....So,Â for my friends and family in the North this may not apply to you as much.
Second,Â people are out buying homes year round.Â There is such a notion that by waiting to after the winter to put a house on the market you have an increased chance of selling it.Â yes,Â there are historically more buyers out looking in the spring than the winter months.Â No one knows the exact numbers.Â But,Â your home is going to get a greater amount of showings in the spring and summer than in the winter.
Â However;Â with less buyers out in the winter time you also have less homes for them to choose from.Â this leads to the buyers have less choices to make.Â less choices increases your chances of getting your home soldÂ sooner rather than later.
Third,Â with the holiday's and the time of the year as a seller you are well informed to know that the buyers coming out are actually interested and ready to buy.Â because,Â the chances are they have to buy.Â Who else would go out looking at homes in the winter months around the holiday's?
Talking to sellers all the time I get the impression that now is not a good time to put it on the market...But I think the contrary is true.Â yes,Â your showings will not be as great as if it were the spring market....but you will have more serious buyers coming through now;Â rather than in the spring time.