It is a common misconception that it is harder to sell your home in the winter and although the holidays are hectic for most people, this is actually a great time to get your property on the market! If you are prepared, putting your home on the market “off season” has its advantages. So, bundle up and hang up those lights and learn why selling your home during the holidays may be your best move yet!
1.People looking are more serious about buying
2.Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from, less inventory available, so you have less competition.
3.Houses tend to “show better” with holiday décor.
4.After the holidays the supply of listings increases substantially which lowers the demand for your home.
5.Buyers can be more emotional during the holiday season.
6.Buyers have more time to look during the holiday, as opposed to normal work-schedules at non-seasonal times.
7.Many will buy to take advantage of year-end tax benefits.
8.January is the month for some job transfers. If transferees cannot wait until spring, you must be on the market!
9.You can sell now, but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until next year if you prefer.
10. By selling now you have an opportunity to buy during the spring, when more houses are on the market.
So, if you’ve thought about selling your home but wanted to wait until after the busy holiday season, you may want to reconsider. Not only does this opportunity allow your home to be showcased in front of serious buyers, but the winter’s landscape allows for a picture perfect property.
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