For most people buying a house is the biggest investment of their lives. If you currently own a home you know this to be true. Sometimes though, people grow out of the home they are currently in. It can be for many different reasons, your family gets bigger, you got a new job or got relocated. In Canada, the average house sold for $ 480,743.00 according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). With that in mind, you want to make sure you are getting the most from your current home that you can. So when is the best time to list? Is it Spring, Summer, Fall or winter? No matter the reason it all comes down to when the time feels right, or when you are forced ie getting relocated by work, but there is a case to be made for listing your home during the winter months. Typically there are fewer people who list during the winter. “The number of newly listed homes edged down 1.1% between September and October” (https://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/stats/). Less competition influences people to come across your home on their search. Also listing in the winter means you are also purchasing in the winter. This means you get to enjoy all the benefits of your brand new home during the summer months without having the daunting task of unpacking when you could be out enjoying the warm weather. Finally, it lets you find more serious buyers. The majority of people purchase properties, in Canada, during the warmer months, May-October. Some people think this is a good thing but a lot of the time it can lead to many showings that don’t go anywhere. Your time is valuable, so don’t let people who aren’t serious about purchasing your home waste your time. At the end of the day, people choose to list at certain times for certain reasons but don’t think that listing your home in the winter is a bad thing. We often hear buyers complaining that there is “Nothing to buy” so why not see if your house is there something to buy?

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