You’ve probably heard that the best time to sell a house is during the spring months. This usually holds true, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to sell your home during the holiday season. In fact, there are a few benefits to doing exactly that. If you can’t wait to list your home until next year, don’t worry. Here are a few reasons why now is a great time to put your home up for sale.
There are many reasons why people don’t want to list their homes during the holidays. Some people want to focus on their families and some people don’t think there will be enough interest to sell their home for what it’s worth. While it is true that the market is booming in the spring, that can actually work to your advantage if you’re trying to sell during the holidays. Lower inventory means more competition from a buyer’s standpoint and less competition for sellers. If someone needs to relocate before the start of the new year they will be very serious about buying and you’ll see less people who are “just shopping around.” That brings us to our next point.
Spring and summer are when the most open houses are going on. It can be fairly common to see people who are more interested in looking at potential properties than they are actively looking to buy. People often look at open houses just for the sake of looking. If they’re braving the chill of the holidays to go to open houses, they are likely serious about buying and are probably in a bit of a rush to do so. Most people don’t give up time with the family to go house hunting unless they are very serious about buying a house.
Warm & Cozy Feeling
When it’s cold outside, there are very few things more comforting than a warm house that’s decorated for the holidays. It’s a time for gathering around fireplaces with hot chocolate and wonderfully smelling cakes and pies. This is a great opportunity for sellers to stage their homes with holiday spirit to appeal to buyers. You might think that it’s difficult to make a home appealing when it’s covered in snow outside and drafty inside. Keeping the driveway and walkways clear of snow and keeping the heat up during open houses are easy ways to make sure your home is inviting. Top it off with some pleasant scents from candles or even baked goods and some seasonal decor and your guests won’t want to leave! People tend to be more emotional and sentimental during the holidays so they may make decisions based purely on the feelings your house conjures up.
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