Friday, January 13, 2017

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

Property Tax Reduction Consultants
125 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 500 
Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 484-0654 or (631) 484-0654

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Whether you're looking to relocate on Long Island or move away altogether, there is still one big elephant in the room. It's your current home and selling it NEEDS to be your top priority. But at this time of year, the housing market isn't exactly what you would call 'hot,' and this deters a lot of buyers and sellers. But we are here to tell you that you CAN sell in the winter and here's how you can do it»

Spring Looks Better 
In most cases, you don't just up and decide to sell your home on a whim. There's usually months of discussion and contemplation before the final decision is made. So do yourself a favor and take some pictures of your home in the warmer weather so potential buyers can see your landscaping and get a better overall feel for your property. We all know the winter is a dreary looking season.
Maintain. Maintain. Maintain 
It's absolutely critical to go above and beyond with your home maintenance in the winter months. You don't want a potential buyer slipping on some ice or walking into your home when the heat is broken. Make sure you are salting, shoveling and keeping up the outside while you pay a professional to inspect your heating systems. 
Light It Up 
With the sun taking some time off, you should add some extra lighting around your home. Make sure your walkway is lit for open houses and that those bulbs are new and ready to last. This will give your home the look it needs to reel in the perfect buyers. 
Take Advantage of the Slow Season 
While Spring and Summer are definitely the hot seasons, there is no harm in taking advantage of the lesser competition. If you have a wonderful product (your home), it is going to matter what time of year you sell it. If anything, it is only going to help your selling price because there are less homes to undercut you. 
Flexibility is Key 
You need to be understanding of people's schedules and travel restrictions at this time of year. If you had a scheduled showing for 4pm and it's snowing outside, you need to be able to tolerate tardiness. The same goes for an Open House that doesn't get as many visitors as you had hoped. You might just have to wait for a brighter day!

If you're looking to sell a home, that generally means that you are in the market for a new one. When you do find a new home, it might come with those Long Island property taxes that you weren't prepared for. If you feel they're unreasonable, contact P.T.R.C. Inc. and we will be glad to assist you!

To learn more about our tax reduction services, call 516/631-484-0654 or email us at info@ptrc.com. 

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