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Why Cold Temperatures Mean a Hot Seller’s Market

If you are waiting until spring to list your home, don’t. Now is a great time to take advantage of the market and get a great deal.

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Even now that the holidays are over and the new year has arrived, many homeowners are still reluctant to put their homes on the market until the winter weather fades away.

However, while temperatures outside may be freezing, the seller’s market we’re experiencing is red hot. Right now is the perfect time to beat the crowd and list your home before others do in the spring.

Listing your home in the first few months of the year will present you with the opportunity to draw in strong buyers and strong offers.

For example, first-quarter job relocations bring in a demographic of buyers you won’t want to miss out on. These buyers are ready to move in as soon as possible.



And because the winter weather makes it impossible to have a lush yard, you can spend less time and money worrying about your landscaping when you list during these colder months. Rather than pruning plants and pulling weeds, you can sit by the fire and relax.

Also, while it may be true that there are fewer buyers in the market at this time of year, the buyers who are looking are more determined. When it comes to buyers, quality is more important than quantity. We all know we’d rather stay snuggled up inside during these low temperatures. So, any buyer who is willing to brave the cold to see your home is sure to be committed.

This increased buyer determination is proven to lead to faster home sales. It has also been statistically proven that homes sell for more during these early months of the year. Buyers are willing to pay more up front if it means avoiding rising rates.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

This Week’s Closings, Congratulations!

Mr. Thomas Shump

Mr. Homer McCall

Mr. Chuck Silver

Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo and O’Torria Williams

Mr. Michael Green

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Alison Evans

Mr. and Mrs. Victor and Harriet Langston

Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Rosemary Wolfe

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Melody Shump

Ms. Shirley Carnell

Ms. Sherry Wise Adams

Mr. Frank Carroll

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel and Lisa O’Neal

Ms. Barbara Rahrer

Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Christine Wise

Mr. and Mrs. Juan and Kara Ayala

Ms. Christina Musgrove

Hot New Listings For Sale:


    2601 NW Elton Road $115,000

    Limestone/Morgan County

    Lot # 18 Brigadoon Drive $240,000

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    Madison County

    132 Pitts Griffin Drive $170,000

    207 White Picket Trail $269,900

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    3173 Mallard Point Drive $215,900  

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