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Buying a Smith Mountain Lake Home in Winter

With temperatures climbing to a balmy 20 degrees, it’s hard to imagine bundling up the family to tour available homes on Smith Mountain Lake. Besides, experts have always preached that warmer weather months are ideal for real estate. But what if you’ve outgrown your current living space, or just happen to have the free time during the colder months to dedicate to finding your new home? Should you start looking now, or wait it out until spring?

While it’s true that summer is the most active season in real estate, there are distinct advantages to house-hunting in the winter. For starters, you’re competing with fewer interested buyers, which translates into fewer bids being placed. You’re also shopping from a pool of motivated sellers, which may work to your favor in regards to offers and negotiations. That means that the listing for the lake access townhome in the development that you’ve been eyeing will have fewer applicants, and chances that the seller will accept your offer are good.

If there is a Smith Mountain Lake home for sale that you’d like to know more about, contact me today. Whether you’re upgrading to a lakefront property or downsizing to a waterfront condo, I help my clients find the exact property they’re looking for…regardless of season.