Here's 5 Reasons Why

1. Fewer Properties For Sale According to the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), there is generally property slowdown in number of properties on the market over the cooler winter months, with most homeowners generally holding off till spring/summer to list their home for sale. This means that active buyers in the market have less choice, and this would translate to possibly more competition for the fewer houses on the market.

2. Highly Motivated Buyers Winter buyers are more often serious, highly motivated buyers. Heading out in the cold and rain to attend open homes is not for the faint-hearted, unless of course you are serious about buying. 'Less is often more'-fewer, more serious buyers vs those just passing the time and browsing for décor tips or price comparisons.

3. Winter Warmth and Hot Spots! Get a great heating system, fireplace or insulation? The winter selling is for you! There is no better time to show off these features than at winter open homes, with a super cosy house. If the house is warm and inviting in winter, then it is certainy going to be even more fabulous in summer!

4. Location, location, location If your property is in a great location ie. close to sought-after school or across the road from the beach, then any time is a good time to sell. Buyers. who are in the market for certain areas will be on the lookout to see when these homes go on sale - so the cooler winter temperatures will not deter them!

5. Summer Holidays Selling in winter means that the long summer holidays don't get in the way of finalising the sale. With many legal and banking institutions closing over the Christmas/New Year period it is a time when sale could take slightly longer to complete because of office closures. Selling in winter means everyone is on board and ready to get your paperwork finalised so that you can move out and enjoy summer in your new home too!