Top 5 Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays
In Lewis County, homes prices are continuing to increase. More and more owners are beginning to realize they no longer owe more than their home is worth. Obviously, it’s a great time to list your house! But many sellers wonder if this season is a good time to list, let alone the inconvenience, for fear they will lose money on their sale. Although counter to popular opinion, the winter holiday season is one of the best times to sell your home! The following is a list of the top 5 reasons to list your home during the holidays.
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#5 Less Competition
Many sellers take their home off the market. Less inventory means buyers compete over your home!
#4 Fewer Tire Kickers
Buyers who want to look at your home during the holidays are very serious and could be under a serious time crunch.
#3 Decorations are Encouraged
Your holiday decorations add to the ambiance of the home and allow the buyer to imagine themselves celebrating with family and friends.
#2 Time is of the Essence
Some buyers have to buy before the end of the year for tax purposes. Others are starting new jobs in January and want to get settled in before day 1.
#1 Mo’ Money
The holiday season is a time filled with family and friends enjoying each other’s company, good food, memories, and “coming back home.” All of these emotions factor into more money for you!
These are the top 5 reasons to list your home during the holidays. While it is true that most home purchases are completed in the summer months, the second best season for buying and selling is during the holidays. During the recent economic downturn, the holidays were actually the best season for buying and selling real estate in Lewis County.