Many homeowners and real estate professionals will insist that the best times to sell your home are any other than the holiday season. After all, it’s a hectic time of year for many of us in South Florida preparing for the holidays and settling into winter homes.
However, there are several benefits to listing your home during the holiday season. So if you’re pressed to sell or don’t want to wait until the new year, you can take advantage of some of these unique upsides.
Since most sellers will not be listing their home during the holidays, your house will stand out amongst the rest. The simple rule of supply and demand takes over in the holiday season. When buyers only have a limited range of options available to them, sellers may be able to command a higher price.
More Serious Buyers
During the height of home sales, many people browse properties without a clear plan to buy, or even just as a pastime. However, when your home is up for sale during the holidays, chances are potential buyers are serious and ready to buy and can often result in a quicker sale. Other serious buyers include end-of-year job transfers and buyers looking for tax breaks before December 31.
No matter when you list your home, showing it off with a warm and cozy feel will always have its advantages. Homeowners who list their during the winter months can take advantage of the holiday décor and traditions as they stage their house. You can leverage holiday decorations for both curb appeal and to create a cozy interior. If your home is located in a festive neighborhood adorned with lights and decorations, buyers may be drawn to the charm and community of your neighborhood.