Selling Your Mountain Home
Summer in the Mountains is generally the most popular time of year to sell your Mountain Home, with a large number of buyers looking for a vacation home before the ski season begins again. But if you decide to sell your mountain home during the winter months or early spring, experts say you could reap a reward.
Low inventory = less competition
In the winter, there are fewer homes for sale. Competition over low inventory can make winter an ideal time to sell your property.
You get to show your mountain home’s winter-readiness
Selling in the winter also gives you the opportunity to show that your property is designed to handle the harsh mountain elements.
It gives a seller the opportunity to showcase features like a south-facing driveway to speed up snow melting, how snow will fall off of a roof, a short driveway that will minimize shoveling or plowing etc. Not to mention that during the winter, features like fireplaces and hot tubs are eye catching.
Winter brings out the serious buyers
Buyers looking for homes in January and February, tend to be serious buyers looking to make a purchase.
Year-end financial bonuses and payouts
As a seller, year-end performance reviews could mean that more people have money to spend on a home.
“End-of-year financial bonuses or workers retiring with large payouts could mean opportunities for these buyers to upgrade their living situations mid winter into spring.
So when we are asked, “When is the best time to sell?” The answer is: The best time to sell your mountain home is when you’re ready.