People often ask us, "Is it ok to list my home during the Holidays?" My reply is, "Yes, and there are many reasons to list your home during the Holidays." Choosing to sell your home is an important decision, and choosing when should be based on your specific situation. We know that price and condition are 2 of the most important factors when it comes to selling your home, even more important than timing. There are, however, several reasons to list your home during the holiday season. Leading us to our list of 11 reasons to list your home for sale during the Holidays.
1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers.
2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays and less competition means more money for you.
3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home. Less demand means less money for you in the new year.
4. Houses show better when decorated for the holidays.
5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price
6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during s working week.
7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture those buyers,
9. You can still be on the market, and you have the option to restrict showings on the days you are celebrating.
10. You can sell now for more money, and we can request extended occupancy until early next year.
11. By selling now, you have the opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money. This allows you to sell high and buy low!
Whether you are thinking about selling, or just want a market update, we are happy to help.
For your free market report and to schedule your selling consultation, call or text us. 512-434-0360. We are here to help!