11 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

Is it better to list during the holidays or to wait until spring? Actually, there are a number of benefits associated with listing over the holiday season. There are 11 compelling advantages, in particular, we’d like to share with you today:

  1. Buyers are more serious. Those out looking for homes during the holidays tend to be strongly motivated. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t be searching at this time of year.

  2. There is less competition. Buyers aren’t the only ones who tend to leave the market during the holiday season. There are also fewer sellers at this time of year, which gives those who do choose to list a distinct advantage. Ultimately, a decreased level of competition will translate to more money in your pocket.

  3. There will be an increase in supply which will mean a decrease in price.

  4. Houses show better when they’re decorated for the holidays.

  5. Buyers are more emotional, and therefore more likely to pay your asking price.

  6. Buyers have more time to look for a home over the holidays.

  7. There are tax advantages to selling at this time of year.

  8. Buyers relocating for work can’t afford to wait until spring. Many employees transfer from one job location to another in January, making the holiday season a prime time for sellers to capture this unique demographic.

  9. It’s possible to restrict showings during the holidays. Some hesitate to list for fears that their responsibilities as a seller will make it impossible for them to enjoy the season. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case. It is possible to limit your availability and make time to celebrate while your home is on the market.

  10. You can take advantage of your increased leverage in the holiday market, but delay closing until early next year. Our team would be happy to negotiate this on your behalf.

  11. Selling now will allow you to be a non-contingent buyer in the spring. Listing over the holidays gives you the chance to sell high and buy low.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call at (480) 331-0707 or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.