Benefits To Selling Your Home During The Holidays!
The truth is everyone’s circumstances are different, and all markets may vary. There will always be pros and cons to every season of the year. What it boils down to, is it a good time to sell for YOU! Many will tell you that the winter months are not a good time to put your home on the market, but we are here to tell you why the holidays shouldn’t discourage you from selling your home.
5 Benefits of Selling Your Home During The Holidays!
Traditionally there are fewer homes for sale during this time of year, but this shouldn’t discourage you. There’re still plenty of buyers looking for the perfect home. In other words, you’ll have a larger share of the buyers looking in your area.
Another great benefit of having less competition, you have more leverage when negotiating the price of your home. On average sellers are most likely to receive higher or at value offers during this time of year, due to a lack of inventory of homes for sale.
We all know how hectic the holidays can be, so with that in mind people who are actively looking to buy during the holiday seasons must have a very good reason and that makes them a serious buyer.They may be relocating for a new job, or perhaps they are looking forward to a nice tax break at the beginning of the year.
Whatever the buyers’ motives may be, these buyers mean business and are less likely to waste your time.
The number of buyers visiting your home may be less, but the quality is more.
Make Your Home Feel Warm & Inviting
Winter season is a beautiful time of year, with the changing colors of the trees and the holiday decorations it makes a lovely time to make your home look and feel warm and inviting. To make sure that you are giving potential buyers an excellent first impression of your home, we suggest you stage your home to create a cozy and festive vibe.
Its all in the details, like leaving some fresh baked cookies, a pot of cider simmering on the stove, a bowl of pine-cones, and an evergreen wreath can make a big difference to the buyer’s experience.
Just be careful not to go overboard with the festive decorations. Remember, less is more; you want buyers to be able to envision themselves living in your home with their decor.
In the southwest and other areas where the climate is warm year-round, according to Zillow selling your home during winter months can be better than the traditional real estate peak seasons. Due to the large crowds of sunshine seeking snowbirds, this is the perfect opportunity to target those buyers who are relocating for a new job or wanting to invest in a seasonal vacation home.
Tis The Season for Vacation Time!
People often take vacation time during the holidays, and as staycations are increasingly more popular, people choose to stay local. That means buyers who are looking to move within the city, have more time to spend searching and looking at homes. However, for those who have already decided to relocate to a new city, this gives them an excellent opportunity to use that vacation time to do a bit of traveling while exploring their new hometown and looking for their new home.
Over 30 yrs of real estate experience, The Carol Royse Team knows how to get your home Sold for Top Dollar!