Your Home doesn't Look any Better during the year than during the Holidays

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate

The Top Five Unexpected Upsides to off-season Buying and Selling


Real Estate folklore claims that the best time to Buy and Sell is during the spring and summer months. Sometimes that is true...and other times its is certainly not. As I tell our clients, folks need to buy and sell all year long in the Lehigh Valley because let's face it, Life Happens.

If you are sitting on the fence about whether to keep your home on the Market this upcoming Season, or if you think you may not be able to find that dream home in the fall in the Lehigh Valley or Bucks County areas, then let me tell you five great reasons why to "keep on, keeping on."

No. 1

Lower Dream Home Competition

During the Spring and Summer months the market gets flooded with homes - some people are serious sellers and buyers and other are "just testing the market". With an increase in competition, as a Buyer or a Seller, you may not get the price you want or worse you may loose out on your dream homes because you your existing home didn't sell. As a seller, keeping your home on the market will give you a higher chance in selling it before spring, which will give you great position to buy without a Sale and Settlement Contingency. For Buyers, there are not as many Buyers looking in the winter if they are not serious. You will be able to benefit from less Buyers and motivated Sellers.

No. 2

Uber Motivation

With all the kids back to school, Halloween costumes being made and plan tickets for the Winter Holiday being purchased, there are less Buyers and Sellers on the market which means anyone that is actively looking or selling is uber motivated. This means Deals Can Happen People! Stay with it and watch the magic happen.

No. 3

Your Home doesn't Look any Better than during the year than during the Holidays

It is really all about Lights, Camera, Action during the Holiday Season. In my family, it starts the first day of fall and lasts until Mid-January. Every week there is baking, cooking and decorating. I know my house looks the best, inside and out, during this time. So as a Seller, why not showcase your home at it's peak prime?

No. 4

January is traditionally when Job Relos need to be IN

In the world of relocation, careers and big business, no one waits for "Spring". That means that there are serious Buyers out there that need to Buy Today! With your home available and less competition - you will be the chosen one...and together we can rule the galaxy...!

No. 5

Interest rates are still at a Historic Low - nuff said!



Comments (8)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Good points, all...I think my best sale ever happened between Christmas and New Year's.  

Sep 23, 2014 05:34 AM
The John Rittenhouse Team
Keller Williams Real Estate - Allentown, PA

us too. Some of our highest units sold was in Decemeber!

Sep 23, 2014 06:16 AM
Christine Yedo Johnson
RE/MAX Unlimited Inc. - Aurora, CO

Great slogan that your home don't look any better than during the holidays.  I may have to steal this one. 

Sep 23, 2014 08:47 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Great Blog!  Thanks for sharing and welcome to ActiveRain!

Sep 24, 2014 12:54 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel, Land, Multi Family

Welcome to Active Rain John!  Love your reminders.  Look for your post to be featured in my weekly post

Sep 29, 2014 06:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information for prospective home sellers to ponder.

Best wishes for great success with your ActiveRain blogging.

Sep 29, 2014 10:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I took the moments to 'like' the comments on this blog and hope that others will do the same to provide a bit of added support for our fellow bloggers.

Sep 29, 2014 10:40 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is always time to sell and it is indeed a good time for buyers to buy with less competitions and more opportunities to negotiate the terms.

p.s. I came from Eileen blog to welcome you to the Active Rain! Looking forward for more post from you:)


Sep 30, 2014 05:53 PM