Buying or Selling Your Home Around the Holidays
November, December, and January are the holiday months, perceived to be the worst months to buy or sell a home. This is not true at all. Buying or selling a home around the holidays has a lot of advantages. You just need to consider a few tips to make your purchase or sale quick and fulfilling:
Buying Your Home
- Talk to the home seller. It is the season of giving. If you speak to the home seller about your budget, he or she might be willing to work with you. Also, there aren’t that many homebuyers during the holidays, so you might be the one they have been waiting for to finally sell and relocate.
- Always stick to your budget. Low priced properties are common during the holidays. Most home sellers might be in a hurry to leave the area as soon as possible. Take advantage of this, but do not let yourself spend more than you should.
Selling Your Home
- Don’t overdo the decor. Make your home look its best without hiding it with too many adornments. If you’re going to decorate, avoid religious themes. This is to keep things neutral and to prevent offending anyone.
- Elevate your curb appeal. The holiday season means a lot of leaf clutter and a very exposed home. Make your property safe by repainting and clearing walkways and gutters of leaves and snow.
Buying or selling your home during the holidays can be an absolute strain, especially with all the seasonal duties and celebrations lined up. Even so, it is always rewarding to accomplish a huge task, such as purchasing or selling your property, at this time of year. It signals the start of a new life despite the dreary weather.
Cliff Johnson, www.stonemountaingeorgiahomes.com, (678)495-6050