Buyers are asking whether to sell at the end of the year or wait until “the spring.” The answer is determined by your particular situation and the current market conditions. Here is some real estate advice about why you should consider listing your home during the holidays.
Typically, home buyers felt that the holidays were too hectic for home shopping. They were preoccupied with planning parties, cooking meals, and buying presents. This was the case before the Internet, smartphones, and tablets came along. Buyers are more inclined to start their search on the internet, and to call a Realtor to schedule an appointment to see a home they previewed online.
10 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOUSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS
1- Your home looks beautiful decorated for the holidays.
2- Relocation buyers often shop for homes in November and December.
3- Holiday buyers tend to be more serious.
4- You’ll avoid “shadow inventory” (foreclosures) that will hit the market in January.
5- Interest rates often rise after the New Year, putting downward pressure on sale prices.
6- Avoid extra competition by getting your home on the market now. After Jan. 1 there will be more inventory!
7- 2012 buyers are shopping online now!
8- You can accommodate showings at your convenience, and suspend them during holiday week(s).
9- If your house is in a declining market, listing now as opposed to later could save you thousands.
10- There are fewer showings during the holidays, so you can relax while still looking for that one special person who wants your home.
Have a Wonderful, Happy and Healthy Holiday and Joyful New Year!
Feel free to contact me for any of your Real Estate questions. Geri Ertle, RE/MAX Signature. 631-379-8157 email@example.com