Friday, October 28, 2016

11 Reasons the Holidays Are a Great Time to Sell

Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season is a great time to sell your home. There are a full 11 reasons as to why this is.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for Halloween. It puts me in the holiday spirit!

When it comes to real estate, though, the holiday spirit takes on a different meaning. A lot of people thinking about selling their home either to put the pedal to the metal to move forward or pump the brakes so they can enjoy the season. This is because the natural thought is that homes don’t sell during the holidays.

Here’s the thing, though: that couldn’t be further from the truth. Right now is a fantastic time to sell your home. How fantastic? My team and I have come together and provided a list of 11 reasons why you should take advantage of the holiday market:
  1. People who look for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers.
  2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from. Less competition means more money for you.
  3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home if you list then.
  4. Houses show better when they’re decorated for the holidays.
  5. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price.
  6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the holidays than they do during a regular work week.
  7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons. 
  8. January is traditionally a month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees can’t wait until spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture that group.
  9. You can still be on the market, but you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the holidays.
  10. You can sell now for more money and we’ll provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until the following year if necessary.
  11. Selling now gives you an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the springtime when there will be more houses on the market for less money. This will allow you to sell high and buy low.

Right now is a fantastic time to sell your home.

If you don’t absolutely need to, feel free to stay put, take your home off the market, and enjoy the holidays. I know I will. However, there are some great benefits to selling now that you won’t get during the rest of the year.

If you have questions about your home or putting it up for sale during the holidays months, let’s talk. Give me a call or send me an email so we can figure out how we can get the highest price for your home. I look forward to hearing from you!