Every holiday we go through reassuring potential home sellers that "YES! This is the time to sell!" We often get the objection that some sellers buy into the myth that "homes don't sell" during the holidays, while others think that the business and chaos of the holiday season make it a bad time to sell.
We get great results for our home seller clients this time of year and through the holidays.
Here is our "7 reasons why the holidays can be a great time to sell your home."1. BETTER BUYERS
It is sometimes true that we do in fact see a decrease in the number of home buyers in the marketplace this time of year, that could benefit you home sellers. The buyers that are in the marketplace during the holidays are INCREDIBLY. SERIOUS. BUYERS. As a home seller, you want the most serious buyers in the market. Right? Yes!
2. LOWER INVENTORY
Even though there are fewer buyers, there are also fewer homes for sale. Low inventory is a home sellers best friend and will give us the opportunity to market your home at a very high-level so you have one of the premium listings on the market to target home buyers.
3. BEAT THE RUSH
Just like the gym rush after New Years Day.. this is the same scenario. Once the holidays are over and everyone settles back into their normal routines and new goals- we'll see NEW homes and TONS of them pop up in the MLS. As a home seller, you'll want your home to be for sale while inventory remains low and beat the rush of inventory that is coming so you don't get lost in the shuffle.
4. BETTER SHOWINGS
Simply put, homes show better during the holidays. The decorations, the lights, the Christmas trees. Buyers absolutely love the staging and decorating of homes this time of year and your home will show incredibly well at a time when emotional purchasing is at its peak.
5. BUYER AVAILABILITY
It's not uncommon for people to have more time off work during the holiday season than at other times throughout the year. We typically see home buyers having more time to dedicate to looking at homes during the holiday season. Having your home on the market at a time when buyers are most available, will greatly increase our chances of landing the perfect buyer for your home.
6. YOU STAY IN CONTROL
One of the main reasons home sellers are reluctant to list their home for sale during the holidays is the busy nature of the holiday season. Holiday parties, family gatherings, shopping and other functions can make it difficult to show your home whenever a buyer wants to see it. We understand that and will set showing time restrictions that work for you.
7. STAY IN YOUR HOME THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AND INTO THE NEW YEAR
Even if you sell your home during the holidays, we can negotiate extended occupancy terms that will allow you to remain in your home after it sells, not just through the holidays but beyond and into the new year. Remember, everything is negotiable and you being the seller have the upper hand when settling with a closing date. This will take stress of having to move during the holidays off your plate.