Why to Buy and Sell a Home in the Winter

Real Estate

Winter weather usually has everyone hiding indoors—waiting for the spring to start the home buying and selling process. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, don’t wait! There are plenty of advantages to buying and selling during the winter season.

Less competition

Many people wait until warmer months to get the ball rolling on house hunting and house selling. As a buyer, if you wait until spring/summer, you are going to have a lot of competition. If you can tough out the cold, you may find yourself putting up less of a fight for the home of your dreams. If you're selling, you won't have as much competition, as most homes come on the market between April and June.


People who buy and sell in the winter are typically serious about a move—they know what they want. If people are taking the time to stage and house hunt during the cold days of winter, it usually means they are serious and want to close before the competition rolls around in the spring.

Get loans fast

With less people applying for loans, lenders won't be quite as busy, which is good news for those that do decide to buy and sell; you will get the undivided attention and service you deserve.

Show off cozy qualities

Take advantage of the snow on the ground if you are selling—show buyers distinct aspects of your home that may be more appealing during the winter like a fireplace, wood stove, insulated attic—anything to grab their attention.
Buying and selling your home doesn’t have to be long and arduous, check buying and selling your home off your list of things to do this winter! 

If you are ready to buy or well a house this winter, call/text/email Delinda Harper at 717-350-0949 | delinda.harper@cbhomes.com.