Have you spent this winter dreaming of buying or selling a home? Think winter isn’t a good time to jump into the market? It’s true, many people wait until Spring to put their house on the market or to “seriously” start looking. But you don’t have to wait until all that snow is melted! Real estate in the winter is a little different, but there are some great benefits to beating the Spring rush!!
This year no city was hit harder by Old Man Winter than Boston! Which is why we were thrilled to see a great article in the Boston Globe about why it is a good idea to sell in the winter. If Boston can sell homes in winter, so can the people of Pitsford NY! So, why might selling before the Spring time rush be a good idea for you?
There is less competition. Fewer people put their homes on the market, which narrows down selection. Your home will get more traffic & better offers. In fact, we saw a 26% increase in the average sale price on Pittsford homes from December to January. That number climbed another 2% in the last 30 days. With a smaller pool of homes to choose from, a buyer is more apt to give you a great price, if they fall in love with your property.
If you’re planning on selling in the next couple months, embrace the winter! Make your home a cozy refuge; fire in the fireplace, warm lighting, and a shoveled drive & walk way are great places to start! Making your home look like a winter wonderland may just get you a great offer!!
Sellers aren’t the only ones who can take advantage of a winter market! It’s true, there might be less inventory- but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something for you right here in Pittsford! There are currently just under 100 properties for sale in the town of Pittsford; the asking price ranges from 135k to 1.4 million. There is sure to be something for you!
You also have the advantage of being able to select a home at it’s most vulnerable. It is a whole lot easier to hide major issues in a home in the Spring. In the winter you can get a better idea of how insulated the home is; are there ice dams or icicles? Is the home drafty? Is there a good spot to put all that snow when you shovel the driveway? Next winter you’ll be much happier if you don’t have any surprises in this department! If you can fall in love with a property in the winter, how much more will you love it in the warmer months!?
No matter the season, Christina Feck is Pittsford’s Realtor & she would love to take care of you! Whether you’re selling or buying, Chris will guide you every step of the way. Let her help you find your dream home right here in Pittsford NY!