Why the Holiday Season is a Great Time of Year to Sell a Home

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As the holiday season rolls around, many home owners mistakenly think that they need to wait until the New Year before putting their home on the market. Don’t let yourself get caught in this myth though, because there are several reasons why November and December are the best months to list your property.

If you are planning to sell your home, here are a few reasons you might consider listing it right away instead of waiting until after the holiday season is over:

Less CompetitionSelling a Home During the Holidays

Since many people think that the holidays are a bad time of year to sell a home, there aren’t as many listings on the real estate market. As a result, you will be up against less competition, and home buyers have fewer options to choose from. In fact, your home might be the only option in the neighborhood that is available!

Property Staging

The right holiday décor can make your home look nice and comfortable, and these holiday decorations can actually improve the overall appearance of your home. If you are planning to decorate for the holidays, make sure to keep it simple and classy. Too many decorations can overwhelm the space and make it feel smaller.

Serious Buyers

When people are looking at homes during the holiday season, you will know that they are serious buyers. If you are booking showings, then it is likely that the home will sell quickly. Often, buyers are interested in expediting the process so that they can move in before the year ends.

Tax Breaks

Some home buyers are interested in buying a home at the end of the year because they are looking to maximize certain tax breaks. When a buyer is motivated by tax incentives, then it is likely that they will offer a good price and do everything they can to ensure that the home closes before the end of the year.

Are you interested in selling your home, and you want to know more about the best time of year to list the property? Contact Lloyd Mize at Harvest Team Real Estate for help with your home listing: (951) 551-1677