Selling During the Holidays
As the end of the year quickly approaches, many homeowners are asking, “Should I sell my home during the holidays?” The answer is, yes! It’s a very common misconception in real estate to think that it’s harder to sell your home in the winter. This is actually a great time to put your property on the market. Still not convinced? Check out these benefits of selling your home during the holidays.
The Benefits of Selling During the Holidays
One of the biggest benefits of listing during the holiday season is that you’re marketing to people who are more serious about buying. Depending on the circumstance, whether personal or financial, potential homebuyers during the holidays are in a position to buy before the new year. For instance, many will buy to take advantage of year-end tax benefits while others may be transferring to your city for a new position that starts in January. Taking advantage of this smaller, more serious market will yield great results on the return for your home.
Another benefit comes with taking advantage of the traditional economic supply and demand. Serious buyers during the holidays are often met with less inventory. This means less competition for your home and a higher chance of selling at or above asking price. Buyers will also have more time to look for homes during the holiday, and with less inventory, the chances of coming across your home in a search or social media feed are much higher.
You can also take advantage of the decoration and emotions that come with the holiday seasons. Houses tend to show better when tastefully decorated for the season and buyers tend to be more emotional during the holidays. By properly staging your home and having an elegantly themed open house, you can persuade buyers to fall in love with the home they’ll be spending holidays in for years to come.
Listing your Home in Orange County
Don’t wait until after the holidays when the supply of listings increases substantially! You can take advantage of the high demand and low inventory within Orange County to sell now and buy during spring when more homes are on the market. If you’re worried about moving out during the holidays, there’s a work around for that also. You can sell now, but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until January as well.
If you’re ready to sell your home in Orange County, I can help you get the best offer! With more than 18 years of real estate expertise in Orange County and Ladera Ranch, I have the marketing, customer service and industry knowledge to list your home at the right price and sell it to the right audience. Contact me to get started today. Happy Holidays!