When we think of the holidays, holiday parties and spending time with loved ones is at the forefront of everyone's mind. With all the events taking place during the holiday season, we all are bound to get very busy, which means moving is probably something you will put on the back burner, if you can. Don't overlook many of the benefits of putting your home on the market during this time. You might be surprised to learn some little-known facts about listing your home during the holidays.
When you sell your home during the holidays, the inventory of the competition decreases. Many sellers take their listings down during the holiday season, which leaves the homes that remain on the market to be shown to the serious buyers that are out shopping during this time. Having very little competition means that your home will stand out. If you wait until after the holidays, you will be competing with everyone who waited and there is the chance that your home could get lost in the shuffle. During the holidays, your home may not get as much exposure as say, during the spring, but you will be well positioned to sell.
These serious buyers may want to show off their new home to their family and friends when you invite them over for holiday parties and as such have an immediate need to move in. If anything, your home might sell faster during the holiday season than it will during the months right after the holidays end. Another bonus about selling to these serious buyers during the holiday season is that these buyers might want the home quickly so they can enjoy their new home for the holidays.
The ambiance that comes with the holidays could also make your home look more attractive to a buyer. During this time, you can take advantage of seasonal décor give your home that warm fall feel, which helps those buyers envision themselves in the home. In the winter, you can showcase pictures of the freshly fallen snow on your home to enhance its beauty and capture the essence of the season. When marketing the home, you will want to showcase pictures of the fireplace with a roaring fire (if you have one) or any non-denominational decorations that you have put up for the holidays. These small touches can leave a lasting impression on a potential buyer.
These are just a few of the many reasons that you should consider listing your home for sale during the holiday season. Even if you still would rather wait until after the rush of the holidays, it makes sense to meet with an agent now, so you are prepared to be first to market when the holiday season concludes. Rarely does a house go on the market without some important preparations, so better to know what to expect than wait and miss an opportunity.