1. Serious buyers shop in Winter, and you may net above asking price
If you are debating listing your home for sale within the next 6 months, keep in mind that the spring is when most other homeowners will decide to list their homes as well. Listing your home this winter will ensure that you have the best exposure to the serious buyers who are out looking now! In the field, we find that it actually pays to list in the winter, when buyers tend to have more urgency. KeepingCurrentMatters.com
2. Rising mortgage rates produces more motivated buyers
Because of the potential rise in mortgage rates it may benefit to list your home this winter. For many buyers, the expected rise becomes a strong motivation for taking action.
3. Lack of inventory
Lack of inventory indicates that we are still in a Seller’s Market, less than 6 months of inventory. Experts expect that home prices continue to appreciate in this market. Some recent studies find that sellers may net more above asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March than they do from June through November, even in cold-weather cities like Boston and Chicago. And homes listed in winter sold faster than those posted in spring. Time.com/Money
Even if you are not looking to sell and you are curious about your local market, please call me at 617-797-9497. I will be happy to give you a detailed report.