Most people in the property industry believe that spring and summer are the best times to list a home. Though there is some truth in this as most buyers plan their home purchases in the warmer months, that doesn’t mean that interested buyers disappear during the holidays.
In fact, if you are selling your property at this time of the year, there is a higher chance for it to be sold right away due to some distinctive characteristics of the holiday season…
Competition is less during the holidays. Most home owners take their time in selling their homes at this time of the year as they don’t want any hassle. Most sellers also prefer to wait until the holiday season is over to put their properties up on the market. This is what you should be taking advantage of. Not having to compete with numerous homes will help you a lot in getting a buyer’s attention easily. Just one tip though—ensure that your property is priced to sell and is always in “show” condition.
Another good reason to sell a property during the holidays is that there are more urgent buyers at this time of the year. Anyone who takes some time out of the busy holiday schedule, to look for a new home is most likely serious about getting the property right away. Whatever their reason is for searching for a property during the holidays doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you keep your viewing time flexible in case they want to take a good look around your home.
Whose home doesn’t look at its best during the Christmas holidays? That’s one great reason to sell your property in the holiday season. Emotion is the most significant factor in why most buyers purchase a house and you can take advantage of that by making your home look welcoming and cheerful during viewings. Less clutter and more appealing decorations can give the buyers the idea of their families spending the holidays in your home in the coming years.
Even the weather has something to do with getting more interested buyers in the holiday season. Meticulous buyers take advantage of the wet and inclement weather of the winter months because this is the best time to see the obvious weaknesses/strengths of the homes—which makes sense, right? Homes are usually in their best condition during the dry season and roofs never leak during this time.
If you are selling or letting your house, Enlighten Estate Agents are here to lighten your load and help you sell your property in no time. We’ll take care of everything so you can maximise your precious time!