Fresh starts may be associated with spring, but you might be surprised to learn that house hunting during the winter has many advantages. What better way to ring in the New Year than in your brand new dream home? Contact Chandler Realty and get started today!
Why shop for houses in the winter? Let us count the reasons:
1. The Litmus test for stability. The leaves fall from the trees and the flowers die, as winter shows you the truth about the house you’re considering. Before you make an offer, take a peek at the more functional aspects of the house, such as the roof, gutters, plumbing and heating. If you can visit while it’s actively snowing, more the better! Keep your eyes peeled for signs of damage including broken gutters and leaky roofing.
2. Smells of desperation. Homeowners don’t want to show their house over the holiday season. What with decorations, house guests, hidden gifts and large meals to prepare, the end of the year is stressful enough! Take advantage of this inconvenience and make an offer. Chances are, they’re so over it they'll sell, just to get the process over with. Just like you, they're looking for a fresh start.
3. Deal of a lifetime. Because it’s the off-season, because the holidays are around the corner, because fewer folks are searching for homes, you may just land yourself a rock-bottom price! Sellers are eager to unload their old homes and move into their new ones, and it may just make you the luckiest house hunter on the block.
We at Chandler Realty are dedicated to customer service, no matter what time of year. Contact us today to start searching for your dream home in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Suffolk or Portsmouth.