Selling a house in winter can be a good idea depending on where you live. While some areas might be entirely too cold to consider attracting a lot of potential buyers, winter is mild in much of the American South and it can be a great time to find people who are inspired to purchase a new home right during the time that everyone is thinking about their New Year resolutions.
While it’s not a good idea to list right after New Year Day, it can help to stay somewhere in the vicinity of that date. The reason is that you can find more buyers who are still hyped up about the holidays and would like to kick off the new year in style.
Busy Heritage Todd Creek real estate agents say that the beginning to the middle of January is typically an ok time to list, as it gives people a chance to get back into their normal groove but still have a fresh memory of the holidays preserved in their heads. The result is a better result when attempting to attract potential buyers, even during the coldest time of the year, when properties tend to spend more time on the MLS and fewer people are readily available to make a purchase.