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Why Waiting Until Spring to Sell Will CO$T You

There is a general consensus that the real estate season is from Spring to Fall. You may have heard this or even subscribe to this concept yourself. The truth is that there is no real estate season. Even in Pittsburgh!

Today is such a great example. Snow, everywhere. Most people think, “I will just wait for Spring.” I get that. The truth is that most people do which perpetuates the myth that Spring is the best time to sell your home.

However consider this…If you sell today…In the snow…Your house is the only house for sale. If you wait for Spring…With everyone else…You have tons of competition and sometimes on the same street! You can either be the only home for sale or one of many. Buyers will start to compare every single detail of you home to all of the others they are also considering. This drives your price down.

Let’s be real for a second. We rarely get to decide when we move. In many cases, life happens to us and we have to respond. Divorce, death, growing families, new jobs, new relationships and countless other life changing happenings often cause us to move.

When buyers are looking for homes in the snow, they are pretty much the most serious buyers out there. No one wants to battle freezing temperatures just to go sightseeing for homes.

Do not let the calendar dictate when you list your house for sale. When you are ready, list it. Buyers are out there and the serious ones are the ones you want in your home anyway. Nosy neighbors are likely to stay by the fire.

The housing market right now is hot. Data shows that well priced homes that are also organized, staged and professionally photographed sell fast and sell for more every single time.

At no cost to my sellers I will bring in a professional organizer, stager and photographer to make your home look like a model home. In 2020 my average listing sold after 6 days on the market.

You are probably thinking, “Sure Alex but if I sell my home then I will be homeless.” That is by far the number one fear for sellers. I have the solution and it is much more simple than you could imagine.

Friends don’t let friends wait until Spring. Call or text me instead (724) 779-3613.

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