1774ba1776d885db93e6bd7d9507adcb5ff74c6d Why the Holidays Can Be a Good Time to Sell your House

When it comes to real estate, the ideal time to sell your home often falls in the spring months. After all, many people hunker down during the winter months or are too busy with the holidays to think about purchasing a new home. But putting your house up for sale around the holidays has its benefits. You will be dealing with serious buyers who are ready to pull the trigger. No one goes to view a home during the holidays for the fun of it. They’d rather be spending time with their family and friends, and getting their Christmas shopping done. Read on: Should I Sell My Home During the Holidays?

Studies have shown that homes listed during the holidays can sell faster than homes in the spring can, and they can also also have to power to sell for a lot more money. In the spring, inventory usually picks up, but during the holidays, the options are more limited, meaning a homeowner can push for a higher list price.

Serious Buyers
Anyone who is shopping for a new home during the holidays is more than likely going to be serious buyer. This is because people who aren’t serious about purchasing a home quickly, are not spending Christmas Eve looking at a house. They’re there for a reason, and it’s not to waste anyones time. See: Shop Christmas Decorations – Wayfair.

Homeowners who put their home up during winter have a great advantage. They can give their home the “homey” vibe that appeals so much to buyers. They can put lights up, have a fire lit, and have the home smelling of pine needles. Homebuyers are also more likely to be emotional during winter months, which will add a little to impulsivity.

It is usually at the end of the year when a person is notified they will be getting a job transfer. These people need homes fast so that they can begin the new year with a place to live.

Appealing Neighborhood
During Christmas, for example neighborhoods are decorated with lights. Wreaths may be placed on lamp poles up and down the streets; this season is a major advantage, because the neighborhood will look and feel different. A buyer may feel more open to the idea of a specific neighborhood that they may have initially avoided.

Tax Breaks
If a home closes on Christmas Eve, a homebuyer can deduct the mortgage interest, property taxes and interest costs of the loan. The tax deductions can be significant and could prompt a home buyer to move during the holidays. See:Top Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays – HGTV

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  1. There is a debate on decorating your home for the holidays while it is for sale. Some people say not decorating at all is the way go while others say it helps the home feel more warm and inviting. But what are the pros and cons?

    The decision is up to you as the seller ultimately. If you can live without the decorations, many real estate agents recommend leaving them in their boxes stored away. Given that the prospective buyer needs to envision themselves in the surroundings, the less the better! However, if you do decide you can’t go without the holiday spirit, you should keep decorations to a minimum and incorporate things that make the buyer feel comfortable.

    If you decide to put up a tree, the recommendation is to forgo the large tree and instead go for a three foot tree or even a tabletop tree. Ditch the banners and opt for lively greenery. Though red and green mark the symbolic colors of the holiday, red is a more appealing and inviting color. Most importantly, the key is to ensure that your decorations do not dominate any space—especially key features. Make sure your prospective buyer can envision their own furniture in a space, can see that beautiful fireplace and mantle, and above all, can see this as their new home. Never underestimate the power of smell. Brew a pot of coffee or bake some cookies instead of placing holiday scented candles out. Make the most of your holiday without taking away from what makes your house the one they couldn’t live without!


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