5 Reasons to Sell Your Home Over the Holidays

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home Over the Holidays 5 Reasons to Sell Your Home Over the Holidays

It’s already clean 

Aside from wish lists and New Year’s resolutions, many of us have a list of chores to catch up on during those end-of-year vacation days. Since your house is likely to be cleaner than usual over the holiday season, why not take advantage of it and let your spic-and-span home dazzle potential buyers? It’ll be easy to maintain if you keep decorations minimal and tidy as you go – especially when new toys might make their way underfoot.

Contemporary condo with christmas tree and hanging chair in tidy bedroom. Big window view of winter.

Holiday-time feels 

There’s something about the holidays that makes people more apt to spread “good will toward men,” or, at least, not be a Scrooge. You might benefit from this wholesome holiday-time cheer when it comes to negotiations, since potential buyers may feel a little more lenient when it comes to counteroffers. Not to mention, they’ll probably want a quick and easy sale so they can get on with their own holiday festivities!

Living room with fireplace, christmas decorations, gifts, and a cosy chair.

More time on your hands 

If you're shopping for a home in addition to selling, the eased pace of the holiday real estate market could give you more time to consider your options.  Generally, there is less competition jockeying for homes during the darkest days of the year, you may have more time to ensure that the home you vie for is the right one.  

No landscaping 

Curb appeal is important in every season, but an uncut lawn and lackluster garden is more noticeable in the other seasons. In the winter, you can get away with just keeping your driveway, walkway and porch shoveled – which you need to do anyway! Add a no-maintenance wreath to your door and you are serving wintertime shoppers a warm, festive welcome. 

Suburban home with yard and roof covered in snow.

Serious buyers only 

People who are looking to buy a home over the holidays are apt to be serious buyers; the snowy weather outside and festivities inside make it an unlikely time of year to casually scan the market. You can assume that the people who make the effort to see your home have a genuine interest in buying, and that’s something worth making a toast to! 

Mother and daughter hang a christmas wreath on the front door.

Planning to sell your home this holiday season? FairSquare Group Realty can help.  

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*Cash back – How the Home Buying Service cash back works: FairSquare Group Realty will share with the buyer the commission it receives from the seller’s agent up to a maximum of $2,000 in cash back. No cash back if the commission received is lower than $5,000. Where available.

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