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Why It's a Good Idea to List a Property in the Winter in Upstate NY

If you are thinking of selling your property in Upstate New York, you might be wondering if winter is a good time to list it. While some people may assume that spring or summer are the best seasons to sell a home, there are some advantages to listing your property in the winter. Here are some reasons why winter can be a great time to sell your property in Upstate NY.

1. Less Competition One of the benefits of listing your property in the winter is that you will face less competition from other sellers. According to Zillow, the number of homes for sale in Upstate NY drops by about 20% from November to February, compared to the peak months of June and July. This means that your property will stand out more and attract more attention from buyers who are actively looking for a home in the winter.

2. More Serious Buyers Another advantage of listing your property in the winter is that you will likely encounter more serious buyers who are ready to make an offer. Winter buyers tend to be more motivated and have a specific reason to buy, such as a job relocation, a family change, or a desire to take advantage of low interest rates. Winter buyers are also less likely to be deterred by bad weather or holiday distractions, and more likely to be flexible and accommodating with the closing date.

3. Scenery Winter can be a good time to sell your property in Upstate NY because you can showcase the beauty of the region in the winter. Upstate NY boasts some of the best year-round mountain scenery, which turns into snowy wonderlands, making it a popular destination for adventurers or romantics. You can use this to your advantage by highlighting the features of your property that appeal to winter lovers, such as a fireplace or a hot tub. There are also properties that have seasonal lake or mountain views that can be seen in the Wintertime. You can also take advantage of the natural light and the contrast of colors when it snows to create stunning photos and videos of your property.

4. Advantages to selling land in the Wintertime Selling land in the winter can be a smart move because those who want to build their dream home in the spring, allows you to see bare property. You can also use the winter months to plan your construction project, secure financing, and obtain permits, so you are ready to break ground as soon as the weather permits.


Selling your property in the winter in Upstate NY can be a smart move if you want to avoid the competition, attract serious buyers, and showcase the beauty of the region. With some preparation and professional guidance, you can sell your property faster and for a better price than you might expect. If you are ready to list your contact me today and let me help you achieve your real estate goals. Joy

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