Realtor Blake O’Shaughnessy, of Kentwood City Properties in Denver, lists the top three tips on why winter is the ideal time to sell a house.

Spring and summer are widely believed to be the best times of year to sell a house. “However, selling your house in winter has some distinct advantages,” said O’Shaughnessy.

For those contemplating when to sell their home, O’Shaughnessy lists the following three tips on why winter is a prime selling season:

No. 1: Motivated buyer

“Buyers are absolutely in the market in the winter months looking for a home,” stressed O’Shaughnessy. “They are also pre-approved, educated on the market and can make quick decisions with the seller’s ideal requirements in mind.”

No. 2: Homes decorated for the season sell

“You’ll never hear me say ‘a home can be over-decorated this time of year’; it’s staged, full of cheer and that’s a great selling point,” noted O’Shaughnessy. “A holiday house feels like more of a home for those touring your house, so it’s important to decorate.

No. 3: Control over the showing schedule

Selling in the winter means one can have more control of the house-showing schedule. “There are fewer showings (a result of a smaller buyer pool) and you can be comfortable knowing that showings don’t need to interfere with your day-to-day life or holiday guests,” concluded O’Shaughnessy.

Blake O’Shaughnessy specializes in luxury properties. He works with relocators and young couples to empty-nesters looking to downsize. To reach Blake call 303.883.5064 or visit kentwoodcity.com. Kentwood City Properties is located at 1660 17th St., Ste. 100 in Denver.