1. Serious buyers
Even during the “off” season families still have to move, whether it is for a job change or concerns about their water supply in California, these buyers tend to be serious because they are on a timeframe, and the number of “lookers” are reduced in the off season.
2. Less competition
Inventory is low in the Winter and this year it is VERY low. Out of the almost 8000 homes on Bainbridge, there are only 72 currently for sale. Buyers are out looking but cannot find what they need. With less competition your home will stand out.
3. The process will be easier
Inspectors, lenders and County services slow down this time of year due to the low number of transactions occurring. It will be much easier to schedule an inspection or obtain staging in the Winter because due to the slowdown.
4. Great time to move up
It is a unique time, rates are still quite low and appreciation is expected to increase in the foreseeable future. Interest rates have been falling again over the last 10 weeks, with the 30-year mortgage at around 4%. Further, local economists predict home prices to rise 15.2% on average through 2016.