It’s hard to believe that it’s October already and the holidays are just around the corner. If you’re a homeowner and possibly thought of selling your house sometime in 2020 but didn’t in the end, this article is for you. Or maybe you’re a homeowner and plan to list your home in the spring. Well let me share a few reasons why it is a great time to list your house during the holidays. No need to regret you didn’t sell earlier this year and no need to wait until spring.
#1 We all know our lives get busy and we often have numerous engagements with friends and family during the holiday season. So for buyers to be out there searching in the midst of the holiday rush, you know these are more serious buyers.
#2 During the holiday season typically there are fewer houses on the market. So these serious buyers have less inventory to choose from so you have less competition.
#3 Many people decorate their homes inside and out for the holidays and for that reason houses show better during the holidays.
#4 A fourth reason to list your house during the holiday season is that people want to buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
#5 Just after the holidays is a time that many employers transfer employees. These relocating buyers must find a place to live so they are searching during the holiday season for a house. If you want to capture this group of buyers your house must be on the market, you can’t wait until spring.
#6 You may be thinking if you sell during the holiday season it would be too hectic to move during that time. However, you can specify a later closing date on a purchase contract or extend occupancy until late winter or early spring.
#7 If you list and sell your home during the holiday season you will have more houses to choose from early spring when more houses are coming on the market.
People looking to buy a house during the holiday seasons are more qualified and motivated buyers therefore you have less competition among sellers, resulting in a quicker sale and a better sales price for you.
So don’t wait! If you’re thinking of selling during the holidays, GO FOR IT! I am happy to meet with you to do a free comparative market analysis of your home and share with you the great marketing strategies I will use to market your home to get you top dollar. Contact me.
I”m wishing you Happy Holidays and Happy Selling!