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Why The Holiday Season Is A Great Time To Sell Your Home!

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Why The Holiday Season Is A Great Time To Sell Your Home!

Many sellers automatically think that putting, or having, their home on the market during this time of year is a bad idea.  The sellers are busy with holiday activities, and so are the buyers, right?  Surely, there aren’t any buyers out there!  Not correct!  Having your home on the market during the holidays could be the best time!  Here are the reasons:

1.    Most sellers do feel this isn’t a good time, so current sellers are dropping out of the market for holidays, which means less homes for sale.

2.    Buyers who are looking in the winter tend to be more serious buyers.  They want, and need, to make a quick decision and start brand new by January 1.

3.    Singles, couples, and empty nesters tend to wait while school is in session to buy, less competition for them.

4.    Interest rates are at an all time low

5.    Buyer’s can buy more house right now due to the lower cost of purchasing.

6.    Don’t wait until the Spring!  Competition for homes increases dramatically during the spring market (April – June).  Higher competition could cost you net proceeds and a longer market time.  Your home could be sold before the others ever make it to market. 

7.    The holiday spirit can help sell your home.  You decorate for your guests, and buyers will find your home more charming while it is decorated for the season.

8.    Most homes are never cleaner and never smell better, or are better decorated than during the holiday season.

9.    Sellers can usually negotiate their best deals during the holiday season.

Sellers who take their homes off the market or postpone selling them during the holidays won’t save any money; they will simply postpone their own dreams and perhaps find more competition when they decide to enter the market again.

Sellers, if you are considering a move, don’t hesitate to put your home on the market during the holiday, and winter, months.  There are definite, proven, advantages to selling during this time.

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By: on November 14th, 2011 Category: Uncategorized