As any seasoned local realtor will tell you, the searches for a Smith Mountain Lake home will rise and fall from spring to fall like every other part of the country. We’ll also tell you that some SML home buyers could benefit the most from a Smith Mountain Lake home search at a less popular time of the year – winter. Though warm temperatures and blooming landscapes tend to push the real estate search to a peak, there are few downsides to wintertime property searches around here, and many overlooked highlights. We’d love to help you make the most of a wintertime home search, and here are some compelling reasons why.
Peace on Earth – and at Smith Mountain Lake
There’s a sweet stillness that comes with wintertime, a stillness that helps decrease the stress of searching for a new home. The competition is less, the traffic isn’t touristy and unpredictable and sellers aren’t as frazzled by a rush of interest. The routine of winter months brings a calm that makes for a peaceful SML home search.
Buy Now, Move Later
For many home buyers in this area, the transition into a new property can be dictated by family schedules, which often ease up in the summer months and is the reason many buyers wait until that time to look for a home. There’s no rule, however, that says you can’t buy now and move when your schedule allows. In fact, looking early can help you get ahead of the competition and reduce the pressures of doing too much at once. Consider a wintertime purchase that provides you plenty of time to personalize your new home, tie up all loose ends, pack and move in the spring or summer.
Get the Early Bird Discount
Early to rise makes someone healthy, wealthy and wise and we believe early to the Smith Mountain Lake home search is how the smartest buyers work. Many sellers are adding their homes to the spring home inventory early, often as soon as the new year begins, in hopes for early nibbles. The winter months may be your ticket to an early preview and first dibs on the SML home of your dreams.
Get the Full Smith Mountain Lake Experience
Smith Mountain Lake is in the perfect location to get the beauty of all four seasons, one of the attributes we love most about this community. Winter has as many draws as the three other seasons, and whether you prefer the heat to the cold or not, you may be surprised at how enticing, tranquil and soothing a lake quieted by the area’s most restful time of year really is.