MYTH:There's this myth out there that the real estate market slows or even stops in December. Many homeowners decide to take their homes off the market. Many wait until spring to put their homes on the market for the first time.
It may seem counterintuitive, but the holidays are actually an excellent time to sell your home!
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1. Serious Buyers: Buyers aren’t going to showings and open houses in snowy road conditions & negative temps just for fun. They’re going because they are serious buyers looking to find a home!
2. Low Supply: Typically, supply dwindles as Buyers continue to search for new homes during the holiday season. Sellers, that means your home has less competition! The supply of homes for sale goes up in the new year. More inventory means more competition, potentially longer days on market and less money for your home as Buyers seek value amongst all of their choices.
3. Faster Transactions: With fewer real estate transactions compared to the spring market, lenders, home inspectors, and attorneys all have less to process than they will in just a few months. That usually means good news, faster transactions, and less stress getting to the closing table than during busier times of the year.
4. Holiday Decor: The holidays tend to bring out the best in a home when it is beautifully decked out with seasonal decor. The holidays can also provide an emotional connection to a home that will help a Buyer feel more attached and pay your asking price.
5. More Time: Many Buyers may have less demanding schedules and/or time off scheduled during the holiday season. Especially relocation Buyers... They need to purchase and only have a short window to find their next home. And, it’s must less disruptive on families who must consider their children's needs to be in school when the new year starts.
6. Scheduling Control: You can restrict showings on your home to meet your holiday schedule! We will limit home showings and you maintain control.
7. Move in the Spring: You can sell during this prime holiday time, but still not have to worry about moving until January through March, well after the holiday season is over. You can negotiate a longer closing period or occupancy timeframe.
8. Capture the Relocating Buyer: Employees often begin new jobs in the new year. Often times, when someone is transferred to a new position, they need a home, and they need it ASAP! Don’t miss this opportunity!
We'd love to help you list your home for the holidays! Send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at 905.953.6926