Selling Your Home during the Holidays...
November 20, 2018
Whether the holiday season means festive parties, last-minute gift shopping, or sometimes-awkward dinner table conversations, it's a busy time of year no matter what you celebrate.
With that in mind, it's no surprise that the housing market typically slows down as the end of the year approaches. Sellers often ask us if they should take their home off the market – or even wait until spring to list.
While the answer may be different for every situation, if you decide to keep that "For Sale" sign up, there are some unique advantages to selling your home during the market's traditional off season.
Here are a few things to take into consideration:
- Buyers are motivated: While there are generally fewer buyers in the marketplace overall during the holidays, many house hunters searching at this time are in a position where they are serious about buying, whether it's a job transfer or an expired lease. With more motivated buyers out there, sellers might find that it's a good time to make a move.
- There's less competition: Sellers will encounter less competition around the holidays than they will early next year, when the spring market brings a surge of inventory.
- Welcoming décor can help: Interiors show well when they look warm and cozy. You can use the chilly weather to your advantage and stage your home to look comfortable and inviting – just be sure to keep the décor tasteful and simple.
If you're thinking about selling your home over the holiday season, keep in mind that statistically, it might take a little bit longer – and that's normal. For more information and advice, contact us at any time Info@LeaskouPartners.com