Traditionally, spring and summer are when people tend to put their home on the market. This is sound strategy since this is when buyers tend to house hunt. However, you may also benefit by having a holiday home sale. Selling before year’s end really is a better time than you’d think.
Most people don’t sell their property during the holidays simply because they don’t want to deal with the hassle. The same goes for buyers. The holidays are a time for celebration, not making tremendous financial and life-changing decisions.
This is actually all the more reason to sell at this time: you have less competition. Our attorneys work with fewer home sellers and conduct fewer real estate planning sessions for clients during the holidays. However, those they do work with often report a good number of enquiries, including requests to see the home in person.
In addition, buyers looking for a home during this time are often relocating for a new job or buying property for tax reasons. This means the enquiries are from serious buyers and not those who are “just browsing.”
Finally, the holidays mean you can incorporate Christmas decorations. A Christmas tree in the living room and a wreath on the front door adds a cozy and cheery vibe. This certainly helps during showings since it plays to emotions and creates positive first impressions. Be sure the decorations enhance the home’s prominent features.
The holiday is by no means the wrong time to put your home on the auction block. Contact Curtis and Casteel Law Group if you’re looking to sell before the end of the year. Our firm will assist you in selling your home during the holidays or any other time of year.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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