6 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season




Thanks for checking out our blog. Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Today we are going to discuss seven great reasons why the holiday season is a great time to list your home and if you are in the market to sell you should not wait any longer.

Relocation Buyers Are Out There
Local companies want to start the New Year off strong and are looking to hire new employees. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their employees in their new positions as soon as possible. If these employees are relocating to a new area, they will inevitably need housing.

There Are Serious Buyers Out There
The foot traffic of active buyers is tracked by the National Association of Realtors and inevitably it shows that traffic is slower in winter months and that less people are viewing homes. If someone is willing to look at homes during the hectic holiday season, they typically aren’t tire kickers wanting to waste anyone’s time. Although it is true that there are fewer buyers during the winter, those that are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.  

You Are in Control
Although keeping your home show ready and having to show it to interested buyers during the holiday season is not always convenient, you can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. Many agents like those on our team use a showing manager that will only allow showings during your approved time frames. You inevitably will remain in control.

Decorated Home Show Well
One of the biggest benefits of showing homes during the holidays is they show better when decorated. A properly decorated home with all the inviting scents of cinnamon and Christmas trees is not only appealing, but it helps a buyer envision the memories their families can potentially have in the same setting.

There is Less Competition
Although there may be less buyers currently in the market in the winter, there are also significantly fewer homes for sale. Fewer homes for sale means less competition for you as a seller. And always remember the correlation of supply versus demand. With a small inventory of homes to choose from and serious buyers who are demanding new homes, your chances of selling increase. When the spring month approach, the supply of homes will greatly increase. Sell before more competition comes on the market.

The Desire is There
The desire to own a home doesn’t stop when the holidays come. Buyers who were unable to find their dream home during the busy spring and summer months are still searching! The holidays don’t do anything to hinder that desire. If anything, the anticipation of one day spending the holidays in their dream home will only increase that desire.

These are seven great reasons why choosing to sell now during the winter rather than deciding to wait until the spring or summer can prove beneficial. If you’re a home seller wanting to take advantage of the decreased winter inventory and looking for a serious buyer, give us a call today for a free consultation at (956) 203-0044. We look forward to hearing from you.

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