If you could sell your home during the holidays, would you?
For those who have read any of my previous blogs, you certainly know where this is heading. I am about to list the benefits of selling your home during the holidays despite any whispers of my “Grinch-y” assertiveness! Yes, that’s right! I may sound like a real “Scrooge” right about now but, I can assure you that there are several advantages to selling your home now as opposed to waiting until the New Year.
Advice from Scrooge in Southern California
Most homeowners planning to sell their home will wait until after the holidays to do so. And, those who’ve already listed their homes, are actually more likely to take it off the market until the New Year because it’s a just much simpler strategy. But, if you’re planning to sell your home, holding on to this mindset could keep you from making a better overall deal. Here’s why:
- Relocation buyers are out there and their companies are not concerned with holiday time. Plus, buyers with kids are much more likely to move quickly as it is much easier for families to transition sooner rather than later.
- Buyers that are looking for a home during the holidays are serious buyers and ready to make the deal today! This means that their less concerned with price and highly-motivated to close quickly.
- Sellers today have LESS competition than those planning to sell at the start of a new year. The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays. And, in many parts of the country, new construction is expected to make a comeback in 2016 which could also lessen the demand for their house. If you’re choosing to wait until the new year to sell your home, you’re making the same decision with the same timelines as everyone else.
- Homes show better when decorated for the holidays. Take advantage of the season and enjoy a true, new beginning at the start of the New Year.
How Santa can help sell your home during the holidays
Contact me today for a current market analysis. With this we can review real-time home price data in your area before evaluating your mortgage profile and financial goals. We’re also offering special pricing and closing cost discounts for holiday buyers as they prepare for a new year, new housing and new opportunities! Let’s get started!