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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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