Many are under the impression that winter is not the right time to list your home. With all the mess of snow, cold weather and poor driving conditions, there aren’t many factors to motivate you to get your home ready for sale.
There are, however, some helpful examples of why winter is the perfect time to put your house on the market. Below, we’ve included some of the major key points that some people forget about during those cold winter months.
- January is a perfect time for a fresh start! Think of the resolutions everyone makes at the beginning of the New Year. It is a time for new goals, new timelines and new beginnings. Why not use this opportunity for a new beginning in a new home? Maybe you want to upgrade, downsize, or find a brand new neighbourhood. The possibilities are endless.
- It’s easier for your house to stand out on the market. Think about it…if there are fewer houses for sale, it will be much easier for yours to rise to the top of the list. This is especially true if you do everything you can to prepare for showings. Winter months are also the perfect time to make your house look warm and cozy. Turn your fireplace on for showings, throw some warm blankets on your couch, and even light a few candles. Your house may end up looking better than it did before!
- You will end up with more motivated buyers at your showings. If someone is ready to bundle up and go check out houses during our Canadian winters, they definitely mean business. These people are ready to buy, and are not looking to waste any time while they’re at it. Another perk regarding this is that you will probably end up with less people trekking their snow covered boots through your home!
Preparing to sell/Have you sold your home, and can now use an advance on your equity before closing day, perhaps you need money to consolidate your current debts? Tembo Financial can help! Tembo offers this unique service to homeowners in Ontario and the GTA. You could receive your money in as little as 48 hours with no credit check and no appraisal* for expenses that matter to you. Don’t wait, start today!
*Subject to qualification.