Even though the weather gets chilly, the real estate market stays plenty warm! There are always buyers out there, in every month & every day of the year! Here are some good reasons to list your home over the holiday season.
DECEMBER BUYERS ARE SERIOUS.
With everyone having such busy schedules in December, including holiday shopping, parties, extra work events, buyers do not have time to look for a home unless they are serious and ready to make an offer.
HOMES “SHOW BETTER” DECORATED FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
Homes decorated for the holidays, as long as they aren’t too distracting or offensive, can really appeal to a potential buyer. Holiday decor can make a home that much more attractive & help persuade a buyer by being sensually appealing.
THERE IS LESS COMPETITION
Lots of people decide that the winter market is just non-existent and decide to wait until the spring. NEWS FLASH, that’s when everyone decides to list their home! Why not get it on the market when there is less competition?
THERE IS PLENTY OF MORTGAGE MONEY AVAILABLE
This means more buyers have a chance at qualifying for a loan and the purchase of a home, which provides more opportunities for getting a contract!
LENDERS AREN’T AS BUSY AND CAN PROCESS LOANS FASTER
When work-loads aren’t as heavy, usually loans can be done in less time & with less stress, getting you closed before you know it!
JOB TRANSFEREES WILL TAKE HOLIDAY VACATION DAYS TO HOUSE HUNT
Vacation days around the holidays are inevitable. With mandatory days off & more leniencies with vacation time, buyers have a greater opportunity for viewing properties other than just on the weekends.
MANY LARGE CORPORATIONS MOVE EXECUTIVES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
In order to avoid major disruptions in work flow, the holidays are a prime time to move executives and this means a corporation may be able to pay top dollar to get their Vice President in a home before the New Year!
THE MARKET IN DECEMBER IS BETTER THAN EVER!!
If you are considering selling your home, don’t count out the month of December!! Average sales prices have increased over 10.7% percent since 2013. This increase gives great incentive that the market is HOT and the holidays are a perfect time to get your house SOLD.
**Data based on Residential Date from Davidson, Williamson, Wilson & Sumner Counties, TN.