Benefits of Selling or Buying A Home Over the Holidays
Thinking you should wait until after the Holidays to put your home on the market or buy a home?
We have often heard that spring and summer are the best times to sell a home, but there are some definite advantages to selling or buying a home over the Holidays.
1. Less competition – many people are busy over the holidays with parties, travel, school functions, etc. This typically means fewer homes on the market and fewer buyers shopping.
a. Buyers: A lot of buyers hold off until after the holidays to start home shopping again. However, there are still a few buyers shopping over the holidays and especially over the Internet. These few buyers are motivated! If a buyer wants to see your home over the holidays you can feel fairly assured that this buyer is serious - fewer "lookie lous".
b. Sellers: Many sellers hold off putting their home on the market for the same reasons buyers hold off on home shopping. So, if you are a seller on the market over the holidays you are likely to have less competition with other homes for sale, which puts you in a better position. If you are buyer, you can trust the seller really wants to sell the home if he/she is willing to list it over the holidays.
2. Homes tend to look very festive and inviting over the holidays – they are decked and welcoming. Tasteful decorations can have a powerful impact because buyer’s will remember how a home “made them feel.” A warm, inviting home that feels cheerful can have a lasting impact and help your home move to the top of their list!
If you are considering selling your home or buying a home over the holidays, beat the Holiday rush – Contact us today!
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