It is true that the season in which you list your home for sale can have an impact on how quickly it sells and the price it sells for. The most successful season for selling property is the Spring since it is a convenient time of year for families moving to new school districts and also provides better weather conditions for moving.
Due to this trend, most people will tend to wait to list their home until after the winter is over. However, avoiding the winter can be a common fallacy in the housing industry that results in homeowners missing out on offers on their home.
There are advantages to listing your home in the winter. Since most assume the Winter is a bad time to sell, there will be fewer houses on the market. Hence, your home will be able to receive more exposure to potential buyers, who, are always searching no matter the time of year. Real Estate Agents are also typically less busy during the Winter months, which would allow them to commit more time and attention to getting your home sold.
You should consider listing your house in the Winter despite the contrary belief. A lot of buyers looking in Winter months are doing so out of need rather than desire. Job relocations occur very frequently in the early months of the year, leaving buyers with little time to shop. If your home is available, it will allow these buyers to consider your home and offer on it for potentially more money than you would get in the Spring.