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Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays
â€¢ Houses really do show better with holiday decorations!
â€¢ People who look during the holidays are very serious buyers.
â€¢ Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays and that means less competition for you.
â€¢ Some people have to buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
â€¢ You can have your home on the market, but still have the option to restrict showings during certain days.
â€¢ Buyers are more emotional during the holidays, so they are more likely to pay your asking price.
â€¢ You can sell for more money during the holidays and then schedule the closing for some time in January.
â€¢ Buyers have more time to look at houses during the holidays than during the typical work week.
â€¢ January is traditionally a time when employees start new jobs. Most of these people cannot wait until spring to buy their new home, so they will buy from the houses on the market when they are looking.
â€¢ The supply of listings will increase dramatically in January, which could mean less demand for your house. Less demand could mean less money in your pocket.
â€¢ By selling your home now, you have the opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer in the spring when there are many houses on the market for less money. This essentially allows you to sell HIGH and buy LOW.
Listing your house during the holidays can have its challenges, but as you can see from above, it can also put you way ahead of the game. If you are thinking about listing your house, decorate with gusto and go for it!!!
Sam Lepore is a Realtor with Keller Williams in Moorestown, NJ. Call him today at 856.297.6827 ....