Spring may be prime time for real estate, but winter has its perks too.
According to Forbes, December and January may not be such a bad time to buy after all. There are plenty of perks to investing in Springfield, MO real estate during the winter, even if it is a less popular time for home shopping. Surprisingly enough, buyers may find themselves getting better deals, closing faster and avoiding future headaches all by investing in a home during the typical “lull” of Springfield, MO real estate sales.
Why wait until winter to buy real estate?
All realtors in Springfield, MO are familiar with the mad rush of homeowners wanting to buy and sell in the springtime. But how do real estate listings in Springfield, MO act during the winter months? Truth is, competition for real estate is typically much lower in December in January. And although there will most likely be fewer homes for sale in Springfield, MO, sellers and realtors are extremely motivated to make the sale. And you’ll have fewer buyers fighting to buy the same home you’re after.
Additionally, homeowners everywhere (and especially in the Ozarks) want to make sure heating and plumbing systems are in good shape when it matters most. So what better way to put a piece of real estate in Springfield, MO to the test than by touring the home during the dead of winter when the heat will be on full blast? By doing so, you’ll avoid finding out that a heating and cooling system needs to be replaced months after moving into a new home.
Of course, real estate prices are typically lower during the winter so you have a better chance of getting coming out with a great deal on a beautiful home! If you buy before the end of December, chances are the seller will want to get everything finished up by the end of the year as well, which could eliminate some of that wait time.
On the seller’s end, showing your home during the wintertime has its benefits as well. Buyers browsing homes for sale in Springfield, MO will be introduced to homes while they’re warmly lit in Christmas lights and adorned with beautiful holiday decor, which gives the seller every chance to highlight the beautiful features of their home - both inside and out.
Instead of waiting for Spring to roll around, start browsing those real estate listings now! Who knows, you may end up in the home of your dreams much sooner than you initially thought. Contact Southwest Missouri Realty today for help locating beautiful homes for sale in Springfield, MO and the surrounding areas.