Old fashioned real estate wisdom often says that spring or summer is the best time to sell a house. However, fall and winter can be a great time to sell!
There's less competition.
Since most home owners are listing their houses in the spring and summer, the fall and winter months have a lower inventory of homes for sale. This can give you an advantage with potential buyers.
The holidays are a popular time for companies to relocate their employees. This relocation will provide a fresh wave of buyers who need to find a home.
Present a Well Dressed Home
The holiday season provides a great staging opportunity! Decorating your home for the fall and winter holidays can give it a warm, fuzzy feeling that will make buyers want to call your house their home.
The Kids are at School
Kids are messy, which can make keeping your home neat for showings difficult, especially during the summer. Children busy at school all day can translate to fewer headaches for you.
Generally, the fall and winter months only see serious buyers who need a home and are ready to move. You'll avoid the potential buyers who don't know what they want and will only waste your time.
This may sound like a negative, but because the buyers looking in fall and winter tend to be more serious, every showing counts. You won't be exiled from your home by a revolving door of showings for people who aren't actually ready to buy.