Categories: Real Estate Market
It may surprise you to learn that the holidays are a good time to sell a home. Holiday buyers are enthusiastic and emotional; they are serious buyers, less distracted by busy work schedules. We find that buyers are motivated by the prospect of beginning a new year in a new home. Consider these reasons:
#1. Year-end corporate transfers
Corporate transferees schedule home buying trips over the holidays.
#2 Buyers have time off work
The reality is that when work commitments slow down around the holidays, buyers look online. Holiday buyers have a sense of urgency to write an acceptable offer before the end of the year.
#3 Homes look their best
There is nothing like an abundance of lights, a fire in the hearth, the smell of fresh pine and a festive atmosphere to make a home look its best. As long as it’s not overdone, holiday décor makes a house warm and inviting, which appeals to buyer emotions.
#4 Less Competition
Inventory is lower over the holidays; sellers face less competition; and serious buyers are quicker to make a strong offer.