You may be gearing up for the hectic holiday season – hanging decorations, buying gifts, baking cookies — but may think that buying a home right now is not good timing. Think again!
Although the more traditional approach of real estate would dictate that you put your plans to buy aside until the Spring, you can be successful in buying during the holidays if you have the right approach.
Inventory is a bit lower this time of year, however, that can work to your advantage if you are a determined buyer!
There are fewer buyers out there
Many buyers think that the holiday season is not a good time to buy a home so they pull back and don’t stay on top of what’s happening in the market. That means less competition for those buyers who are serious about finding a home now.
There are fewer homes on the market
For buyers, there may be fewer homes on the market but what homes you see WANT to be sold. This means good deals can be had.
Homes and neighborhoods can feel cozier and more cheerful
You will get a true sense of a neighborhood and home over the holidays. Who doesn’t want to picture their own traditions in a home?
Some important points to keep in mind: Because of crazy holiday schedules and fewer open houses, online photos become even more important. Buyers need to be organized with their time and schedule their appointments around holiday events. Looking at homes still needs to be a priority.
As you can see, the holiday season can be a great time for both selling and buying a home when you have the right approach and mind set. Make the most of it before the busy Spring season and more competition comes into the market.
If you’ve been thinking of buying or selling, I’d love to hear from you. I’d love to share more insights on how I help clients this time of year, especially my off-market plan to find homes that aren’t even available to the public yet. More than any other time of the year, this season is ripe for an off market sale and I’ll show you how.
Email me at April@YourNextChapterHomes.com and I’ll tell you all about it!
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