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2017-12-19 13:48:14
Buy & Selling Utah Real Estate In Winter




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Buying And Selling A Utah Home During The Winter?



Buying Utah real estate in the Winter?  When buying a home in Utah in the winter you have better leverage because there are fewer options as inventory levels diminish.  Properties for sale during the holiday season and ahead of the spring market are often the properties that must be listed for sale and can't wait for job changes, inherited property, etc.  However, the number of home buyers ready to move during the cold months is in short supply..

You can be in the driver seat during the negotiations because the deals tend to get better when the supply is higher than demand.  Clients with flexibility in their moving time frame should take a serious look at making a purchase the week before Christmas, or right after the new year.  Being a buyer in the winter when there’s less competition combined with eager sellers is an ideal place to be when negotiating.


Maybe you've been transferred and need to make an immediate move, or perhaps you’ve had a new addition to your family and need to sell your one-bedroom condo to move into a larger space. While buyers can have an advantage in the winter market, sellers also can be successful by avoiding a few common mistakes.  Such as:

• Interiors must be well-lighted: It's important to make the interior of your property stand out in Utah's dark, dreary cold weather. A buyer will most likely run from their car to the front door in freezing temperatures and cloudy skies. Your goal is to create an incredible warm emotional experience for buyers who tour your home.  If your home lacks natural light, we recommend installing recessed lights throughout the dark areas in your home. Brightening the spaces even with lamps, will go a long way  and is a simple but effective fix.

• The heat must be on:  Put your heating system on a timer if you want to reduce your costs but whatever you do, make sure that when showings occur your property is adequately heated (68 or more degrees).  This especially applies to those who are selling a vacant property in Utah's winter. Even when the house is overall a good fit but felt cold and empty,  the buyers don't want to spend long exploring, and they can overlook all the good features while focusing on how cold they are. Don't waste an opportunity to sell because of the temperature.

• Professionally Stage Your Home:  Staging is a powerful tool for creating that emotional response of comfort and coziness that will compel a buyer to pick your property over the others. Focus on staging the master bedroom and the rooms you spent the most time using and enjoying.

• Display warm weather pictures of the exterior when your plants and trees are in full bloom: You can do this by leaving an opened album on the dining room table showing off your foliage or garden. Don’t allow the buyer’s only impression of your yard or facade to be the barren and gray landscape of the winter months. This is a small and easy trick that can make a big difference and get you closer to winning over that eager buyer who can’t put off a home purchase until spring.








 4548 S Zarahemla Dr,

Salt Lake City, Utah 84124 (Sold in December)



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6182 S Field Rose Dr,

Holladay, Utah 84121 ( Sold in December)




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Sandy, Utah 84092 (Sold in November)




208 E Spencer Peak Way #E-9

Draper, UT 84020 (Sold in 9 Days in November)




1282 E Ridge Meadow Ln #7-0,

Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121 (Sold in November)


Linda Secrist & Associates are the top selling team in luxury homes in the SLC Market. They have received countless awards over the past 20 years, including “Sales Team of The Year” for over 10 years! Linda Secrist is in the top 100 Agents in the World in luxury residential real estate. If you’re searching for homes in Sandy, Salt Lake, Cottonwood Heights, Millcreek, Draper, South Jordan, Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington or anywhere in northern Utah, Linda Secrist & Associates are the real estate agents to call. If you’re buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to text or call us at 801-455-9999!


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