5 Reasons You Should Sell Your Home During the Holidays
When it comes to selling your home, you may think it’s a bad idea to list it during the holidays – but there are actually some really great reasons to list your home this time of year!
Many people want to buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
One of the reasons you’d want to list your home during the holidays is for tax reasons. Lots of buyers are looking for home for tax reasons. It’s beneficial to buy a home and have that write off, and it’s also beneficial for sellers to have that write off at the end of the year as well.
There isn’t a lot of inventory to compete with.
Builders slow down toward the end of the year so that they don’t bring inventory into the new year, and sellers tend to think that they shouldn’t list their home during the holidays. Listing now means that you won’t have as much competition getting your home seen and sold.
Buyers looking to move during the holidays tend to be more serious.
When buyers are squeezing in home showings between shopping trips and holiday recitals, you know they must be serious. Buyers looking at this time of year tend to need to move, not just want to move. The people that come to see your home this time of year are very serious buyers who are already pre-qualified and looking to make an offer.
Job transfers typically occur at the beginning of the year.
A lot of people will make decisions at the end of the year about changing jobs in the new year. We want to get your house on the market now so that as people come into town and inventories are low, they can see it.
Buyers are more likely to make an emotional attachment to your home.
Emotion always plays a huge role in buying a home, and when your home is decorated for the holidays it’s a very emotional experience for you and for buyers. Decorations that enhance your home will help potential buyers see themselves living there next year.