Traditionally in the winter, pending home sales in the QC-FSBO market are slower, when compared to other months. Website traffic dips a little because there aren’t as many people looking for homes during the holidays. The weather can be a factor too.
Most sellers are aware of the market slow down during the winter months, and wait until the spring before putting their home on the market. This doesn’t mean the winter is a bad time to sell your home though! It actually can create opportunity. Since there are fewer people trying to sell their homes, it means there is much less competition in the Quad City real estate market – increasing your chances of selling.
There will always be people looking for a new home – especially people that are relocating, expecting a baby, needing a bigger house or needing to downsize. Don’t miss out on these buyers because use you waited until the spring to list. As long as you price right and stage your home, you might have a better chance of selling because there isn’t an over supply of homes on the market.