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Tips on Buying a House During Winter

Buying a house during the winter is probably one of the last things on anyone’s mind. But if you’re looking to take advantage of the off-season, you can get a great deal on a piece of real estate with very little competition.

EXIT Realty Capital City in the Des Moines Area, knows that not many buyers are aware of the opportunities during winter. They share strategies you can use to score a great deal when buying a house during winter:

  • Selling a houseUse Your Upper Hand: You can be fairly certain that people selling a house during winter need to sell it quickly. The house could have been on the market for a while and they’re eager to finally sell. You have the upper hand in negotiations. Don’t be afraid to use it, but don’t make offers so low you offend the seller.

  • Don’t Be Deterred By Snow: Open house attendance during winter is often low, so you can score goodwill from the seller by simply showing up and expressing interest. Don’t let the snow discourage you from imagining a prospective house’s curb appeal. Look past the snow piles, and you can find a treasure hidden under that blanket of white.

  • Ask For Help From Your Real Estate Agent: Even the busiest real estate agent is bound to have some time on their hands during the off-season. Let your agent work for you. They usually have more flexibility during this period and can devote more energy to helping you buy a house.

Knowing that you can get great deals on residential and commercial real estate during the winter opens a lot of doors for you as a buyer. The best values are written during this time, and a savvy real estate agent can get you your dream house for less. The professionals at EXIT Realty Capital City will match you with the perfect home and help you throughout the whole process. To learn more, visit our website or call (515) 253-3948.

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3 Responses to “Tips on Buying a House During Winter”

  • My husband and I are looking for a new house that will better be able to fit our growing family in it. So thanks for advising that we take advantage of a real estate agent since they are usually able to devote more energy to help you. We will be sure to start our search for a house by first finding a great real estate agent.


    • Jake Stanton
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      Thanks Ashley. We have a team of great professionals here and we would be pleased to assist you when you are ready to start your search.


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