Taking Advantage of a Winter Listing in Vernon


Typically, you wouldn’t think of winter as the ideal time to list your home. It’s too cold, too much snow, everyone has holiday bills and the list goes on.  However, as your premier agent for all your Vernon real estate needs, I would like to debunk this myth and share the following reasons as to why winter can be a great time to list and sell your home.

Serious Buyers

Chances are that the potential home buyers that are interested in finding a home in the winter are serious.  The added effort to bundle up and brave the cold and snow is going to keep the less serious crowd away until the onset of the traditional spring market.  A wide variety of factors bring potential buyers to the winter real estate market, including:

  • January is the biggest relocation month for companies. Thus, you have families new to the region looking for homes.
  • New Year resolutions. Many of us view the New year as a potential for new beginnings and thus, a renewed interest in finding that perfect dream home.
  • The opportunity to get settled and enjoy the spring and of course the wonderful summer season in Vernon.

Regardless of the reasons, the potential home buyers that attend your open houses this winter are eager to find their dream home and make a deal.

Less Competition

The winter months are traditionally less busy and thus less inventory is available on the real estate market.  Take full advantage of less competition and make your home really stand out.

Here’s the Deal:

It never snows on the internet.  With so many prospective buyers finding their dream home online, the season or time of year that you choose to list your home is almost irrelevant.

Curb Side Attraction

During the winter, you will have to focus less on curb side appeal which will give you extra time to showcase your actual home.  This can be to your advantage, especially if you have a warm fire and a cozy living room.

Another great set of features is any energy efficient appliances or upgrades that you may have invested in.  These include windows, a new furnace or new insulation.  Be sure to mention these upgrades and how much money they will save when heating your home.

These tips will allow you to take full advantage of a winter listing and get a head start on the traditional spring real estate market.  If you would like any more information on these or other tips for a winter listing or would like to put your home up for sale on the Vernon real estate market, please contact me today.  I would love to be a part of your sales team and look forward to working with you soon.


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