Everyone knows that spring and summer are the ideal times for the real estate industry. In an earlier blog we explained how buying a home in the fall can be beneficial. This is also true for selling your home during the holidays. Below are the top three advantages of selling your home during the holidays.
Much like buying a home, selling a home during the holiday season means there will be less competition. Most sellers will decide to take their homes off the market as this is considered the off-season, while others would rather wait until the new year. This is a great opportunity for you to get ahead of the curve and have your home in the “show” condition on listings. The smaller number of listings on the market means that you will have all the potential holiday buyers to yourself.
Anyone who decides to shop for a new home aside from all their holiday shopping is serious about purchasing a new home now. No matter what reason they have for looking during this time, it is important for you to take advantage of the opportunity and get your home shown on the market. Be flexible with your showing times to accommodate the buyers so buyers can get a good look at your home. You will also want to be open to negotiating contract terms that work with their schedules.
Your Home Looks Great
When it comes to buying a home, a big factor in to the purchase is emotion. This factor can be capitalized on during the holiday season by making your home cozy and cheering during showings. Holiday decorations and a clean house removed from clutter will allow buyers to visualize their own families celebrating the splendid holidays in your home. The key with decorations is that you want to make sure they enhance your homes best features rather than distract.