Selling My Home in The Snow
Many thousands of people are probably thinking the same I’m thinking during the cold snap this week. Winter weather has arrived more than a week before the official first day of winter, so I’m thinking about selling my home in the snow.
Snow looks beautiful when it’s falling through the trees with fall leaves clinging to the branches, but it eventually piles up on streets, sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Snow removal is a problem for homeowners and businesses, and an even bigger problem for municipalities maintaining city streets.
Buyers must be very motivated to drive around and look at homes for sale in the snow. For that reason, far fewer people shop for homes during late fall and early winter each year. I would like to find a buyer, but it doesn’t seem like a good time to put my house on the local real estate market when there’s an early snowstorm on Veteran’s Day.
Avoiding Open Houses and Private Showings
Not only are there fewer people actively looking at homes when there is snow on the ground, but it’s more inconvenient for sellers as well. Even if driveways and walkways are shoveled and sanded or salted to keep ice from forming, there’s always a danger that visitors may slip and fall. In other words, homeowners face a greater threat of liability lawsuits when strangers come onto the property.
Wet, sandy or salty boots and shoes walking through the house are not a welcome sight either. Asking family members to remove footwear when they come home is a common practice but asking visitors to leave their shoes by the door is somewhat awkward.
One easy way to avoid holding open houses and private showings is to call the professional real estate investors at We Pay Fast. They buy homes to re-sell or to rent to tenants, and they pay cash to sellers with no commissions or legal fees charged at closing.