Should You Sell Your Northern Gold Coast Home In Winter?
Spring is the selling season. The grass is greener, the flowers are blooming and the buyer's are opening their wallets. Everyone will tell you that spring is the best time to sell your home.
1 - This isn't Melbourne!
The idea that you should wait until spring to sell your home comes from the colder areas. In Melbourne, it's too cold and wet to be out looking at open homes in the winter. The cold, frosty weather kills off the grass and just makes everything depressing.
The Gold Coast however is a different story. It's still beautiful here. The sun is shining, the grass is green and tourists are still playing on the beach. Gold Coast Home buyers don't stop shopping in winter.
2 - People need to move all year round
People always have a reason to move, and it's not usually dictated by the weather. A change in jobs, a baby on the way, kids changing schools, or maybe just wanting to get away from the neighbours from hell, there will always be people who need to buy a new home at any time of the year. There's no need to wait until spring for more buyers. You just need the 'right' buyer, and that buyer could be looking for a house like yours right now.
3 - There's less competition in Winter
If everyone thinks that spring is the best time to sell their Gold Coast home, then everyone is going to list their home in spring. It's not unusual to see a glut of new listings hit the market in early September.
Do you want your home to be a part of this listing surge, and end up having to compete on price with them all? Or would you rather be on the market in isolation, during winter, when there is much less competition?
Less homes on the market mean that there will be less price pressure from other local similar homes, and it will also be easier for buyers to find your home online. Smart sellers will beat the spring rush and get on the market before their neighbours.
Are You Selling Your Gold Coast Home This Winter?
If you're getting ready to sell your Gold Coast Home, the expert team of local agents at Platinum Properties are here to help. Call us on (07) 5500 7000 or request a free appraisal to find out what your home is worth to sell in the current market.