A common misconception is that trying to sell a home during the holidays is a bad idea. If you are serious about selling, it can be an excellent time to list. Everyone loves this time of the year and buying is an emotional decision for most. Why not take advantage of that one your home is beautifully decorated for the holidays.
Here are 10 suggestions to tell sellers:
•1. November and December buyers are usually serious:
•2. Job transferees use the holidays to house hunt because January is the biggest transfer month.
•3. Investors usually want to close escrow by year-end for tax purposes.
•4. Nearly half of homebuyers don't have children living at home; there's no need to wait for school to let out.
•5. Remodeling, decorating, appliance installation and other services are more available and at less of a premium.
•6. There is plenty of mortgage money available for buyers.
•7. Lenders aren't as busy and can process loans faster.
•8. Homes show well when decorated for the holidays.
•9. Showings will be fewer and less intrusive, but more likely to be fruitful with motivated, qualified buyers.
•10. There is less competition with fewer homes on the market.