Although the holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun, it can also be a great time to sell a house. So what are some of the benefits of selling a house during the holidays? Here are three big reasons to consider when putting a house on the market:
There’s Less Competition:
During the holidays, there’s less competition when selling a house. This is because many people are focused on spending time with family and friends, and aren’t thinking about buying or selling a home. If a seller is considering putting their house on the market during this time, they may have an advantage.
It’s Easier to Make the Buyer Feel Like They’re Home
Home is where the heart is. And what better way to make your buyers feel at home than by incorporating cheerful decorations throughout the house? A warm and inviting home is always easier to sell than a sterile one!
End of Year Tax Crunch:
Most buyers want to close on their homes before the end of the year in order to qualify for homestead exemption. This allows them to save hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars on their taxes. By closing before December 31st, buyers can ensure they’ll receive the tax break for the upcoming year.
If you are a real estate agent, it’s important to be aware of the benefits of selling a house during the holidays. While some sellers may choose to wait until the spring, they could be missing out on serious end-of-year homebuying activity. By sharing these ideas with your sellers, you can help them make an informed decision about when to list their house. Have they considered all of the potential buyers who will be scouring the market for homes in December and January? With a well-executed holiday listing, your seller could net more money and sell faster than if they waited till spring.
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