Ok, ok, so spring and summer are great times to sell your home. Some people plan their home purchase specifically around that time. However, selling during the holiday months can have some real advantages. Think of how beautiful your home can look during the holidays and imagine the picture taking opportunities. Buying a home can be very emotional. So walking into a home for a showing and getting that warm, fuzzy feeling of coming home means a lot to people. For this reason make sure your home is cheery and inviting during showings. While decorations are great, do not overdo it. Tasteful decorating without added clutter is the way to go. The goal is to get potential buyers to see themselves in your home for the holidays NEXT year.
There is usually less competition during this season. The process of listing your home during the winter months, while not especially popular, can be very smart for that very reason. It is not super popular! Sometimes having too many options is a bad thing. Making choices and decisions are hard, to the point where sometimes fewer options is better. Your home may be a more appealing option for some without there being the number of choices that are available in the spring/summer. This could even lead to, GASP, a bidding war!
Buyers during this time frame are usually highly motivated. If they are willing to take time during this extremely busy season to shop for a home, they mean business. Something is driving them to shop for a new home. It could be a new job for the new year, maybe they are purchasing now for tax reasons, or maybe they’ve been looking FOREVER and nothing has hit the mark. You’re home may be the perfect match and with the chance of an end-of-the year bonus, tax refund, or raise, the buyers may feel more generous with their offer. The long and short of it is this, any season can be a good time to sell your home. Thinking positively and being open to the possibilities is key!
Solutions, R. (2013, November 08). 3 Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays. Retrieved December 05, 2017, from https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/3-advantages-of-selling-holidays