Myths of listing your home during the winter

 

  • People don’t want to buy homes this time of year.

Number of homes sold has gone from 387 down to 376, (-2%)

 

  • The market is too slow.

Pending properties has increased 7.9%

 

  • Home prices are too low.

Sales price vs List Price has only gone down from 98.3% to 98.1% (-0.1%)

 

  • It is too hard to show my home this time of year

People are very busy this time of year, thus they are out and about more

Many people have prepared their homes for the holidays –decorated, doing baking, entertaining – what better time to show your home?

Average days on the market has gone from 58 to 60 (– 2.9%)

 

Truth is, serious buyers and sellers will buy or sell when they are ready.  Clients can find it a great time to buy or sell, end of school sessions, more time off and great opportunity to get settled before the New Year.

 

As you can see by the graph below the market is still active.

Factors that are important in buying or selling a home are a realtor and a company that are reliable, trustworthy and successful.  When you are dealing with a company that has international exposure and is one of the top firms in North America this gives you a powerhouse of resources.

 

The same is true of a realtor.  A professional realtor has discovered the most efficient way of marketing homes, negotiating contacts and monitoring the market to assess changes that affect his clients.

 

That is exactly why selecting a realtor should be based on his performance, his expertise and his knowledge of the market.

 

Mark Weinberg has a straightforward approach that has given him a successful track record and thriving business.

 

Allow Mark to evaluate your needs and wants, very important call.