Is it harder to sell your house during the holidays?

The Holidays can be a great time to sell

Historically the ideal time to sell a home is during the spring months. Many people who may be thinking of moving are distracted with the holidays, and inclement weather can keep people from wanting to go house hunting. However, selling during the holidays can be a benefit for a seller. Here’s why.

The number of homes coming on the market is extremely low. If you price your home right, it’s likely to sell in a short amount of time. You may be able to sell for a higher price than you could during the spring since there’s less competition.

Mindset of Buyers
Buyers that are house hunting during the holidays are motivated! There’s a reason they’re out shopping during one of the busiest seasons of the year.

Fewer Looky-Lu’s
Buyers who will come to open houses during the holidays are motivated. Anyone shopping for a new home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is likely going to be a serious buyer. Your neighbors don’t have precious time to spare roaming through your home just because they’re curious.

Holiday Nostalgia
The holidays are a time for baking cookies, gathering around the fireplace and making ones home beautiful. Holiday decorations create a sense of warmth and togetherness, so it’s easier for a prospective buyer to feel an emotional connection to your space.
Festive Neighborhoods
People decorate their homes for the holidays, and festive neighborhoods create a sense of nostalgia that buyers will connect with. Streets adorned with decorations can be an emotional connection for a prospective buyer.

Tax planning and Relocations
There are buyers who will be looking for tax breaks, and purchasing a home can be a part of tax savings strategy. Additionally, there may be buyers who will be starting a new job in the new year that need to find a place to live.

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