Beat the Busy Spring Market – Sell Your Home During the Holidays

You may be gearing up for the hectic holiday season – hanging decorations, buying gifts, baking cookies — but may think that selling 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 sell aside until the Spring, you can be successful in selling 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 seller!

Here’s why:

There are fewer buyers out there

The buyers that are actively looking for a home are serious—willing to do what it takes to get a home before Spring. They could be transferring to a job in the area or moving for another specific reason that can’t be delayed. All of these factors could mean a quick, easy sale for you.

There are fewer homes on the market

Many sellers who are not as serious about selling take their homes off the market or delay listing their property all together until the Spring. So any home for sale now will get attention and stand out on real estate listings. 

Homes and neighborhoods can feel cozier and more cheerful

‘Tis the season homes look their best, with beautiful trees, holiday lights, and crackling fires. Sellers should take advantage of that little perk since buyers will want to linger and start to feel at home! 

Some important points to keep in mind:

Because of crazy holiday schedules and fewer open houses, online photos become even more important.  Sellers should make sure that their professional digital photos show the best features to increase the chances of making it onto buyers ‘must see’ list!

As you can see, the holiday season can be a great time for selling 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 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! 

Happy Holidays!

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