Listing and Selling Your Home During Winter Months Can Be Wise

Some Orange County homeowners mistakenly believe that listing their home for sale during winter months isn’t a good idea and take their homes off the market.Orange County CA home selling-b-

3,058 Orange County homes sold during the past 30 days leading up to December 14, 2014.

The number of sales usually drops off during winter months.  However, many purchase offers and contracts continue to be written during this time of year.

Sellers have new reasons to move forward with plans to sell homes during the winter – instead of waiting until the busier spring and summer buying and selling seasons.

When U.S. Federal Reserve pulls back its support for the economy, interest rates will increase at some point in 2015.  The Fed has kept short-term interest rates near zero since 2008, and that will come to an end.  

Smart buyers always want to buy while mortgage rates are still low.

The U.S./ China visa agreement that took effect last month in November and allow multiple entry visas spanning 10 years to be issued for business travelers and tourists and five years for students.  China is one of the fastest sources of international real estate buyers, and this new visa policy should encourage even more Chinese citizens to invest in Orange County real estate.

It’s a myth that spring and summer are better times for homeowners to sell.  Each season has advantages and disadvantages.  

Sellers will get more activity during the spring, but they will also have more competition then.  However, with little if any monthly price appreciation during these times, waiting to sell your home won’t get positive results.  Spring might be the busiest time of the year where demand peaks, but it is also when many homeowners get their homes on the market at unrealistic prices.

People are always buying homes at Orange County and don’t pay much attention to the time of year.  

December and winter months usually presents buyer emotional response and demand for well-cared for homes at nice neighborhoods. 

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By Harrison K. Long.  Source of some information is CRMLS multiple listing service 

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Listing Your Home for Sale During Winter Months and during the holidays can be a wise choice.

About Harrison K. Long

Professional real estate representative, real estate broker, GRI, Broker associate, HomeSmart Evergreen Realty, Orange County, California - CALBRE #01410855. Helping property owners, estate trustees, executors , administrators, fiduciaries, bankers, investor group managers, with listing and sale of properties - and people with their best decisions about real estate. Honored as "REALTOR® of the Year 2016" by the Orange County Associations of REALTORs®. Prior service on its board of directors for 2012-2014). California Association of Realtors, now serving on its board of directors. National Association of Realtors, member. Attorney member of the California State Bar Association #69137 - Contact by cell or text at 949-701-2515.
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