Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you've lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that's far from the truth! Although it's not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, winter brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of buyers that waited out the summer frenzy to find their perfect home this holiday season, and you don't want to miss these buyers! They are ready to make a move, today!
Selling in a slower period does not equate to less money. That's a misconception. With the right agent and correct pricing, you can get a great deal selling your home during the holiday season. You might actually prefer it. Here are the top 3 benefits to listing during the holiday season.
1. Serious Buyers - Let's be honest, if buyers are out during the busy holiday season, looking for homes, they are serious and ready to buy. Although the summer brings in a large crowd, that crowd contains a lot of people that are just excited by the "trend" of house hunting. These people end up not really being serious about the process. They just want to peruse someone else’s home. If people are investing time to look during the winter, they are more likely to be interested in actually buying your home, instead of just touring it.
2. Less Competition - Selling in the holiday season isn't something many families can accomplish due to personal schedules. That's why a significant amount of homes get listed during the summer season. Which means that summer time brings in a lot of competition. Selling in the winter means the other houses that may have more perks than yours are more likely to have been listed during the summer. Your home doesn’t have to sit stagnant or compete with other homes. Selling in the winter also means that you don’t have to compete with houses that are under-priced in your neighborhood, and draw all of the attention.
In the slower season, you get dedicated attention to your property, which increases the chance of a sale.
3. Easier to Find Your Dream Home - Not only do you get to benefit from a slower season during the sales process, but you can also benefit as you buy a new home. With less competition on your dream house, you can get a better deal. The summer brings a lot of missed opportunities for buyers because their dream home may be sold overnight. Selling in the winter will give you the opportunity to get your home on the market and take your time to find the right one to resize into. A much calmer pace to the transaction will make it less stressful, and everyone will be happier. Don't feel rushed into buying a home overnight during the summer, it could turn into a headache. If you want a far more peaceful transaction, that has calmer pace, then selling during the winter is perfect for you.
Winter is the time to sell if you want serious buyers, less competition, and an easier home buying process. Contact me today and let me help make your home dreams a reality.