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The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter | MyKCM

Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that’s when they’ll have the most competition.

So, what’s the #1 reason to list your house in the winter? Less competition.

Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. The chart below was created using the months supply of listings from the National Association of Realtors.The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter | MyKCMAs you can see, the ‘sweet spot’ to list your house for the most exposure naturally occurs in the late fall and winter months (November – January). 

Temperatures aren’t the only thing that heats up in the spring – so do listings!The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter | MyKCMIn 2018, listings increased from December to May. Don’t wait for these listings and the competition that comes with them to come to the market before you decide to list your house.

Added Bonus: Serious Buyers Are Out in the Winter

At this time of year, purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers.’ The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.

 Bottom Line

If you’ve been debating whether or not to sell your house and are curious about market conditions in your area, let’s get together to determine the best time to list your house.

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Jeff Duneske

With over 23 years of experience in the real estate industry, Jeff Duneske, Broker/Owner of Duneske Real Estate Advisors at Keller Williams Advantage, has established himself as a leading expert. With a career volume of over $325 million and over 1,200 properties sold, Jeff has built a reputation for excellence, earning the trust of over 1,000 clients. Born and raised in Novi, Michigan, Jeff earned the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout at just 15 years old. After graduating from Novi High School in 1996 and the Oakland Fire Academy, Jeff initially set out to become a full-time firefighter. However, after serving as an auxiliary firefighter and EMT in Novi and Walled Lake for several years without securing a full-time position, Jeff decided to shift gears and begin his real estate career in 2000. Jeff has consistently demonstrated his drive to achieve his goals throughout his career without compromising his morals, standards, or ethics for anyone or any transaction. He has served on the Professional Standards Committee for ten years and is committed to conducting business with the highest morals, ethics, and standards. Jeff's unwavering commitment to ethical and moral standards has led to a successful real estate career. Still, more importantly, it has enriched his life and the lives of others in immeasurable ways. With a steadfast purpose to lead with honor and great promise, Jeff continues to guide his clients through one of life's most significant financial transactions, helping them achieve their American Dream. If you're looking for a real estate professional who will go above and beyond to help you achieve your goals, look no further than Jeff Duneske. Contact him today to schedule a consultation and let him guide you through buying or selling your home.

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