That sounds like an impossible statement to support, but if you’re thinking of selling Davie real estate, keep an open mind as you read this blog post! There are a number of good reasons to sell during the holidays.
You’ll Have Less Competition
Everyone knows that Spring is the time to sell, right? Well, a lot of people believe that, and it causes a large number of homes to come on the market in a very short period of time. As a seller, that means that you’ll be competing with lots of other homes in your area. During the holidays, your home will stand out much better.
Holiday Buyers are Serious!
The holidays are a busy time. If someone is looking for a new home, it means that they’re not just out looking at homes for the fun of it. Some buyers may be looking for tax advantages by purchasing a home before year-end. In addition, people who are relocating for a job often need to be in place at the first of the year. And, people relocating are very serious because they’re up against a definite deadline for their move.
The Holidays are an Emotional Time for Many
The holidays, regardless of which one you’re celebrating, generally bring out the good in people. It’s a warm and fuzzy time of the year. And, since emotion plays a big role in the home buying process, buyers can be more likely to want to “nest.”
Your Home Reminds People of the Holiday Spirit
You can also take advantage of the part that emotion plays in home buying because your home looks wonderful and reminds people of family and friends gathering together. Don’t let your holiday decorations overwhelm your rooms, but low-key reminders of the season can help.
More People do Internet Home Searches During the Holidays
Traffic on real estate websites increases significantly during the holidays. People have more time to spend online, so make sure your home is well represented on the Internet.
You May Get More for Your Home
Redfin did a study of over one million home sales and discovered some interesting facts. When homes were listed from December 21 through March 21, they had:
- A 9 percent greater chance of selling within 180 days at a sales price closer to the list price vs. homes listed from March 22 through June 21.
- A 10 percent greater chance of selling at or near the list price vs. homes listed from March 22 through June 21.
These aren’t hard and fast rules, but they go a long way toward dispelling the myth that the Spring is the best time to sell.
You Don’t Need to Ruin Your Holiday to Sell Your Home
If you’re traveling over the holidays, you have no problem with showing your home. But, even if you’re staying at home, you can set boundaries to ensure that your family enjoys the holiday as much as everyone else. Normally, setting restrictions on showing a home isn’t tolerated very well by buyers. During the holidays, it’s much easier to set showing times and black out dates because everyone understands the problem.
Are You Ready to Sell?
If you’re ready to sell, hopefully this information has been helpful. If you’d rather not wait until Spring, the local Davie real estate experts on Teri’s Real Estate Team can help you capitalize on the season. Just call us at 954-242-8030 or send an email!
From all of us on Teri’s Real Estate Team,
we wish you the best during the holiday season!