Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain

Are winter months a good time to market your Tulsa home for sale?

Today yet another Tulsa home seller asked me if she should wait until after the winter months to put her home on the market. My answer is resoundingly "no!" home for sale during winter months

Many Tulsa home sellers will take their homes OFF the market during the holidays and wait until spring to re-list them. Many Tulsa home sellers spend the winter months preparing their home for sale and think that the best time to put their home on the market is during the spring months.

So, during the winter months, our inventory of Tulsa homes for sale is at its lowest, while buyers are still shopping. Marketing your Tulsa home for sale between December and March can mean a lower inventory and less competition.

Are winter months a good time to market your Tulsa home for sale?

Is real estate active in the winter months? Let me answer that from a personal prospective. I closed on three properties during Thanksgiving week and two properties in December. It's not yet mid-January and I am $97,500 shy of having ONE-MILLION dollars in production that will close by mid to late February. At least three prospective Buyers are signing up for a home search on my web site each week.

Why is real estate still active in the winter months? People still need to purchase in the winter months. They may be relocating to Tulsa or they may have just finally gotten their credit score where it needs to be. I wrote offers on two Tulsa homes for sale this week and both Buyers locked in at 4% interest rate.

Buyers perceive that there are better deals to be had on Tulsa home purchases during the winter months, they have more time to shop, AND they can't ignore the excellent interest rate to be had.

If you are a Tulsa home seller and choose to market your property during the winter months, feel free to share photos of your beautiful blooming spring azaleas with your Realtor - we can include that in our marketing materials. Same goes for your swimming pool - photos from last year can be displayed and included in our virtual tours.

Quick reminder that if snow DOES fall while your Tulsa home for sale is on the market, shovel your sidewalks and leave towels in your entry for prospective Buyers to clean their shoes. And if your home has not sold by spring, remind your Realtor to take new photos!

So, what are you waiting for? The winter months are an excellent time to market your Tulsa home for sale! Call me if you would like me to sell yours!

Copyright 2011-2012 Lori Cain All Rights Reserved - Originally Posted at: Midtown Tulsa Real Estate - Lori Cain

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Please visit my web site if you are shopping for Tulsa homes for sale or call 918-852-5036 for more information about Midtown Tulsa Real Estate. In addition to my advanced grasp of the internet to market your Tulsa home for sale, I include a home staging consultation with every listing AND professional photography - at no aditional cost to you!

Lori is a residential Realtor with Chinowth & Cohen Realtors serving the greater Tulsa area and specializing in downtown Tulsa and midtown Tulsa real estate.

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4 commentsLori Cain • January 12 2012 10:43AM
Are winter months a good time to market your Tulsa home for sale?
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Today yet another Tulsa home seller asked me if she should wait until after the winter months to put her home on the market My answer is resoundingly "no! " Many Tulsa home sellers will take their homes OFF the market during the holidays and wait… more