Selling Your Home Over the Holidays
Things to Consider When Deciding to Sell Your Home Over the Holidays
~ First time home buyers may think you are desperate.
~ It’s inconvenient during the holidays to always be ready for home showing at a moment’s notice. Not everybody wants to keep the house spic and span when cooking, wrapping gifts, throwing parties.
~ The offers you receive might be for less than list price, and you could receive a lowball offer.
~ You’re appealing to a much smaller inventory of buyers who have very specific needs.
~ Buyers who want to close after the New Year will probably make offers in January.
~ If you remove your home from the market, it can return as a brand new listing in January, thereby drawing more traffic because it’s fresh and exciting.
~ Reduced inventory over the holidays generally means less competition. However, when the pool of buyers drops, the remaining balance of inventory might not make much difference. Some buyers think twice about bundling up in heavy coats, boots and gloves to trudge through snow banks to go looking at homes when they’d rather be out shopping or staying at home in front of the fireplace.