4 Reasons Homes Sell During the Holidays

4 Reasons Homes Sell During the Holidays

It may surprise you to learn that the holidays are a good time to sell a home. Holiday buyers are enthusiastic and emotional; they are serious buyers, less distracted by busy work schedules. We find that buyers are motivated by the prospect of beginning a new year in a new home. Consider these reasons:

#1. Year-End Corporate transfers

Corporate transferees schedule home-buying trips over the holidays.

#2 Buyers Have Time Off Work

The reality is that when work commitments slow down around the holidays, buyers look online. Holiday buyers have a sense of urgency to write an acceptable offer before the end of the year.

#3 Homes Look Their Best 

There is nothing like an abundance of lights, a fire in the hearth, the smell of fresh pine, and a festive atmosphere to make a home look its best. As long as it’s not overdone, holiday décor makes a house warm and inviting, which appeals to buyer emotions.

#4 Less Competition

Inventory is lower over the holidays; sellers face less competition; and serious buyers are quicker to make a strong offer.

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