With an influx of property being put on the market during spring, many still view the warmer months as the ideal time to sell. However, there are many advantages to selling your property during winter that are often overlooked.
The most obvious advantage is that less properties being listed means less market competition. Your property will be more likely to stand out and generate interest rather than getting lost in a crowd of countless other listings.
Listing your property in winter means you’re more likely to be dealing with motivated buyers. When Melbourne weather gets drizzly and cold, it reduces the number of people who are ‘just looking’ at what’s out there. Buyers who are looking during winter are more likely to be ready to purchase and have their finances already approved.
We all know winter in Melbourne can be gloomy, but the darker and colder conditions present an opportunity to highlight some of the indoor features and add to the ambience of your property. Adding cosy rugs, installing interesting lighting, and showcasing features like fireplaces can give interested buyers an idea of what their life could look like in their new property.
Another benefit of selling during winter is that you will have more properties to choose from come spring. Once you have sold your property and can turn your attention to buying, you will have more options available given the increased number of listings during spring. You are more likely to find your dream home when you have an abundance of choice and will benefit from more variety in the market.
If you are considering selling your property in the coming weeks, there is no need to be deterred by the colder weather. With the right agent and presentation of your property, you can still achieve your desired result.