There is a myth that listing your property during the winter months is a bad idea. In reality if you are hoping to sell your property there is no bad time to list your property, especially in a Buyer’s market where you could potentially lose out on that elusive perfect buyer. The Buyer that loves your house just the way it is and therefore is more likely to pay you a premium dollar.
In fact, a lot of sophisticated Sellers prefer to list their property in the winter. During the winter months there will be less people “just looking” at houses which means that you will tend to get fewer viewings but is that truely a bad thing? The buyers who are looking in the winter are usually more serious – they are typically out-of-towners who NEED to find a house in a short amount of time or another Kamloopsian who JUST sold their property and NEED to find a place of their own quickly as well! Both types of buyers are just hoping to buy a property for fair market value and want to do it as quickly as possible so they don’t end up homeless or stuck in a long term rental. Fair market value has a lot to do with what has sold recently (in the last couple of months) and usually has little to do with what is currently active on the market.
If you are considering Selling our house in the Kamloops area feel free to contact me for a free real estate consultation to determine if the market conditions are right for you to make that move you are thinking about.