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Should I Sell My Home Now or Wait Until Spring?

2016-02-01

One of the questions we often get from perspective home sellers is: should I list my home in the winter or wait until spring?

For home sellers, it can seem like winter time is a less than ideal time to put ones house on the market. Surely it is better to try and sell in spring, when everyone is feeling a bit more energetic and motivated?

This assumption is sometimes unfounded, and has led many sellers to miss out on great selling opportunities that come with the winter season. In fact, it may be easier to sell your home in February than in the spring.

Buyers Are Motivated

Buyers are like everyone else – they want to be warm and cozy when the temperatures are frigid outside. So if a buyer chooses to leave the comforts of home to look at homes listed for sale, he or she is already more motivated than a buyer going out in warmer weather.

You Can Create a Truly Inviting Home

There are few things more inviting than a warm, cozy home when winter weather is here. Buyers are going to be out wandering the neighbourhoods searching for the right home, and fighting cold weather to do so. A fire in the fireplace, warm lighting, the smell of cookies baking in the oven. Do it right and buyers may not want to leave!

There is Often Less Inventory

Because many sellers are convinced that winter is a bad time for selling, there are often less houses available for buyers to look at. This situation can create the best scenario, with your house perfectly positioned for motivated buyers with less competition, all thanks to the weather.

Corporate Moves

Most corporate transfers happen early in the year. People who are transferring for work are highly motivated buyers, and are limited on how much time they can spend looking for a house.

If you are thinking about selling your home, contact Team Broady today to take advantage of this unique seasonal market.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "I would like to thank Libby Broady and her Team for all their hard work and commitment during the sale of my home. Libby, a woman in my age range, knew what a hard transition this was at this stage in life. Libby covered every obstacle in how to present my property – a polished professional all the way with excellent communication skills to boot. And a calming presence when needed!! Her solid knowledge of the market, and true caring nature made this a very satisfactory experience."

    -- Ness Welhan, Baie d'Urfé, QC

  • "My wife and I had been looking to move by the water for over 3 years before finding the home that was right for us. During this time, the Broadys’ patience was so appreciated as we never felt pressured despite our lengthy process deciding what was best for us. This was key and helped make the experience enjoyable. Of course once we decided on the right home, we needed to sell our existing house fast. As such, we were able to see both sides of the Broady efficiency. On the one hand, they offered tremendous insight and patience when buying our home; on the other, they effectively and efficiently sold our house in a timely matter ensuring our maximum return. Anytime you buy or sell a home, there will be logistical issues, I can’t imagine handling these without the experience and knowledge of a well-established group of brokers. We truly enjoyed the experience of working with the Broady family, each member brought different insight, experience, knowledge, and negotiating abilities allowing us to focus on the fun parts of the move knowing such a dedicated team had our best interest during the whole process."

    -- Mark Paulin and Stephanie Rondeau, Baie d’Urfé, QC

  • "We contracted the services of the Broady family to sell our home. We were very happy not only with the attentive customer service but also the marketing strategies used to sell our luxury property. We are currently in the process of buying a new home with the Broady Team and are confident that they will be able to find the right house at the right price for us."

    -- Lysanne Rich, Baie d'Urfé, QC

  • “I worked with Team Broady in selling my mother's Beaconsfield home. I live near Toronto which meant effective communications and timeliness were particularly important to getting things done. And we were dealing with a house that was coming off rental ... needing a quick sprucing up to make it easily marketable. Libby and team were very accessible, responsive, communicate especially well, and had very practical ideas to maximize the home's presentation; and they moved quickly to promote the home in a slowing market. With that ... and a bit of luck ... the home sold easily. Mom and I (Mom herself was an agent for 20 years) felt exceedingly well served by Team Broady."

    -- Mike Wood, Toronto, ON

  • “You Broadys have been friendly, courteous and very professional. Your appraisal of the house, with both its pluses and minuses, was honest and your suggestions on how to improve the look of the house were very helpful, as you managed to sell our house in 3 days!"

    -- Loretta Teasell, Beaconsfield, QC

  • “We remain confident we chose the best people to sell our house. Team Broady set a standard in professionalism and impressed us with their knowledge of the marketplace. Ever grateful..."

    -- Mr. and Mrs. Donnet, Beaconsfield, QC

  • “Team Broady, it is with great pleasure that I tell you today that we were IMMEDIATELY overwhelmed by your attitude, professionalism, presentation, expertise and knowledge of the market place."

    -- Jacques & Francine Douziech, Beaconsfield, QC

  • “Team Broady are a pleasure to deal with. They make a point of understanding your objectives and never utilize pressure to force a deal. We would recommend them to anyone in the market to sell or purchase a home. Their work ethic, dedication and straightforward approach make the entire process much easier."

    -- J.F Turcotte & Stephanie Crook, Beaconsfield, QC

  • “Our mother has lived in the same house for 45 years. Thanks to the Broadys’ caring and understanding, the huge transition to an apartment was made much easier for her. They also did an excellent job in marketing and selling her home quickly. We truly appreciate all their efforts."

    -- Nancy Turnau

  • "Many thanks, to the Broady team, for a good job well done. Moving an octogenarian couple from Quebec to Ontario was no mean task, but together you made it happen painlessly, and we greatly appreciate your work. Mark took care of us in every way, but having the whole family as a backup was a tremendous advantage, In addition to the Montreal team, you introduced us to your colleagues here in Kingston, which made the transition that much simpler. Thank you again, and we would recommend the team to anybody looking for real old-fashioned service, with modern trimmings."

    -- John and Penelope Fossey, Baie d’Urfé, QC

  • "Ce que j’ai vraiment apprécié de l’équipe Broady c’est qu’elle ne nous a pas fait miroiter de fausses attentes. Très bon travail de recherche, aussi bien pour la vente de notre propriété que pour la négociation de l’achat de notre nouvelle maison. Ils se sont aussi bien assurés de qualifier les éventuels visiteurs pour nous éviter des visites non productives. Je n’hésite absolument pas à recommander L’équipe Broady."

    -- Jean Hamelin, Baie d’Urfé, QC

  • "We want to thank you for the way you handled the sale of the house. We appreciated your charisma and business acumen in dealing with us and others and if you ever need a recommendation, we will gladly provide it. Our warmest regards to you and wishes for your continued success."

    -- Rodney and Helen Heather, Beaconsfield, QC


  • "Great end-to-end service, expertise, and advice. Handled the pitfalls quickly and with resolve. Their team dynamic was extremely helpful as they were able to have our house listed very quickly after notification of intent. We’re very satisfied with the process."

    -- Joshua and Alexandra, Beaconsfield, QC


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