Finding Albany Real Estate During the Winter

Why Winter is a Good Time to Sell Your Albany Home

Conventional wisdom tells us that spring is the best time to sell a house: the birds are chirping, flowers are starting to bloom, and it’s the season of renewal when we are all eager to leave the dark, sedentary days of winter behind.

But conventional literally means lacking originality, and we all know that line mom used to say about jumping off the cliff if everyone else is doing it…

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home During Winter

1. The law of supply and demand is in your favor

Since the conventional wisdom tells us to sell during the spring, the housing market is generally saturated during the spring months. Selling during winter means that you have less competition among other sellers and will get more attention from the buyers in your market.

2. Motivated buyers

Part of the conventional wisdom holds true: who really wants to be out and about tramping through open houses when they could be skiing or curled up on the sofa with a mug of tea and a good book? Winter home buyers are motivated, meaning you are likely to sell more quickly and get a better price for your home.

3. Less Landscaping

While you still want to make sure your winter yard has plenty of curb appeal, maintaining your winter landscaping is far less arduous than it is during the spring or fall. Setting up a few nice evergreen displays, making sure your beds and lawn are tidy, and keeping driveways and walkways clear of ice and snow are pretty much the sum of your winter landscaping duties.

4. Shorter closings

During the winter it’s possible to close in a matter of days or weeks, while in the busy season of spring it can take a month or more. Remember, during the winter you are working with motivated buyers who know what they are looking for and far less competition for their attention.

5. More dedicated attention from your real estate agent

While all of our Albany NY real estate agents pride themselves on the individualized attention we provide home buyers and sellers, slower selling seasons

absolutely allow agents more freedom to dedicate extra time to clients. Selling during the winter, therefore, not only means that you are getting more attention from buyers, but also from the real estate agents involved in the sale. This might mean more detailed or continuously updated online listings, for example.