We all know—or maybe we assume—that spring and summer are the best times to sell a home. And it’s true that many buyers do plan their new home purchases during the warmer months. But that doesn’t mean all the serious buyers evaporate after Labor Day.
If your home is for sale now, you’re actually in a great position to sell your home faster and for more money by taking advantage of the unique characteristics of the holiday selling season.
1. Less Competition
You’re not the only homeowner who’s considered taking your home off the market during the holidays—most don’t want the hassle. And most new sellers will decide to wait until the first of the year or even springtime to put their homes up for sale.
That’s great news for you because you won’t have to compete with dozens of other homes just like yours to get buyers’ attention. Reduced inventory means more buyers checking out your home, either online or in person. Keep their attention by making sure your home is priced to sell and that your home is in “show” condition at all times.
2. Motivated Buyers
Home buyers who remain active in their searches, however, are the extremely motivated buyers.Anyone who takes time out of their busy holiday schedule to shop for a new home is serious about buying now. They're willing to alter their holiday schedules and brave bad weather to get into a home. These are the kinds of buyers that home sellers dream about. They want to move right away and are willing to spend significant money to relieve their anxiousness about getting on with the home buying process as quickly as possible.Whatever their reason, make it easy for these folks to get a good look at your home by staying flexible with your showing times and be open to negotiating contract terms that work with their schedules.
3. Your Home Looks Great
Emotion plays a huge role in which home a buyer purchases, and you can capitalize on that. Decked out in lights and garland, homes often look their best during the holiday months. Tasteful decorations and a minimum of clutter will allow buyers to see their own families celebrating the holidays in your home next year.
Make sure your decorations enhance rather than detract from your home’s best features, and remember to remove them as soon as the season is over.
Get Your Home Sold With the Advice of a Pro
Experienced real estate agents know that home sales remain steady into the holidays, so if you’re looking for professional advice, work with a Magee Group agent who understands the advantages of selling a home now.
The Tip: Thanks to reduced competition, motivated buyers and a warm and cheery holiday home, you can sell your home faster and for more money during the holiday season.
Author:Susan Magee Phone: 804-334-5087 Dated: December 6th 2019 Views: 867 About Susan: As a mother, wife and businesswoman, my determined spirit has taken me through personal and professi...
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