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Is Winter A Good Time to Move Homes?

As a long distance moving company, Isaac’s Moving and Storage helps people set up a home in new neighborhoods, cities, and countries all year round. The warmer summer and spring months are conventionally seen as the best time to move. But, is it really?

People are more likely to go house hunting if the weather is nice. Instead of going home after work, they are more likely to take a walk or a drive to find potential properties. On top of this, sellers are able to spruce up their yards and lawns in summer, making it more alluring for potential buyers. There are, however, a number of reasons why winter is a good time to move. Here are a few:

  • Lower Home Prices

Sellers often struggle to sell their homes when they are covered with snow. For this reason, as well as others, the supply of homes on the market usually exceeds the demand in winter. When this happens, home prices can be driven down. If you want to buy outside of peak season, then it is definitely in your best interest to browse through real estate listings and going to open houses in winter.

  • Save On Other Moving Fees

The peak moving season usually dies down towards the end of September. Whether you are looking to buy packing supplies or book storage units, you may be able to save quite a bit of money by contacting suppliers in the less busy winter months. Be on the lookout for discounts and dropping prices to make the most of your winter move.

  • You Will Have Less Competition

If you are moving during a busy season, you will have to make sure you book everything well in advance if you want to work with your preferred moving company. If you move in the winter, you might not have to vie quite as hard for the mover’s attention.

What About the “winter is a Bad Time to Move” Myth

A professional moving company like Isaac’s Moving and Storage is able to move you in summer or winter, rain, shine or snow. Properly trained moving staff with proper equipment can move anything in any weather. So, while the team may need to put down more protective pads to protect the carpets and may need to work carefully taking large furniture down the steps, and may need more coffee to keep them warm, they will be able to move your house, whatever the season.

Looking for an affordable moving company and packing services? Then contact Isaac’s Moving and Storage today.