While the spring is commonly considered the best time to list your home, the holiday months should not be underestimated, as they offer unique advantages. Reduced housing inventory and a committed pool of buyers are just a few of the benefits that come with getting your home on the market before the holidays.
As most sellers tend to wait for the warmer spring months to showcase their properties, the holiday season leaves the housing market notably less crowded. This scarcity of competition provides an opportunity for your home to shine. Instead of being lost among numerous listings, your property will stand out to potential buyers.
Amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, some prospective buyers postpone their home search until spring. However, the year-end also sees many job relocations and lifestyle changes, prompting buyers to act swiftly. Those looking to purchase a home during the holiday months are often more determined, seeking to buy and move promptly. This means they may be willing to pay a premium for a home rather than risk losing it. Additionally, the holiday break provides an ideal opportunity for moving. Your home could be precisely what these buyers are searching for!
The holidays usher in a season of warmth, coziness, and an overall sense of coming home. Deck your home with all the sights and smells of the holidays to appeal to the nostalgic emotions of the buyer. This allows them to see your property as the place they want to make their home for the holidays.
Why Should I Get My Home on the Market Before the Holidays?
People buy and sell houses year-round, regardless of the calendar month. A less crowded housing market and motivated pool of buyers increase the chances of your home finding its perfect match quickly. It is recommended to list your property just before the holiday season. However, even in the midst of the holidays, you can enjoy limited competition and eager buyers.
Our team at Onward Real Estate is ready to make getting your home on the market before the holidays as smooth as possible. Reach out to an agent today!