Winter Holidays are often considered the worst time of the year to put your home on the market; however, there are some advantages in doing so. Read on to to see what advantages there are to selling your home during the holiday season!
Serious Buyers Only
Let’s face it, most buyers and sellers in the Winter time most likely have a significant reason for being in the housing market. A plus for sellers is urgency. Buyers may need to make a move quickly whether due to relocating or their lease is up so they may need to purchase a home asap! Along with more serious buyers, there is less competition of other houses in the Winter.
Homes look (and feel) best during the holidays. Both the interior and exterior can contribute to the selling of a home. Inside the home, features such as a fireplace or energy saving thermostat can be magnified due to the importance of them during Winter time. During the holidays, buyers can walk into your home and smell the holiday scents of cookies, cinnamon, or ginger! You can create a winter wonderland outside your home that leads buyers into the warmth and comfort of your home. You can sell your home by the feeling you invoke in your buyers. Need some tips on holiday decorating? Head over to our Pinterest page for some ideas!
The Holiday Spirit
Let’s face it, everyone is in the holiday spirit once Halloween is over. It seems as if people are more lenient or willing and this goes for negotiating with buyers or sellers during the holidays.
Neighborhoods Are More Appealing
With snow on the ground, it’s almost impossible to tell the homes that take care of their lawns vs. those who don’t. Christmas lights and holiday decor also make neighbor homes look more appealing!
Although a tax break wouldn’t be the only reason someone would purchase a home, it can definitely help. If a home is closed by December 31st, the buyers of the home can potentially deduct the mortgage interest, property taxes and interest costs of the loan.
Don’t feel discouraged if you want to sell your home during the holidays. The market is a lot busier than you think and there are still opportunities to sell! If you’re interested in listing your home, complete this contact form and we will be in touch shortly!