Listing a home at holiday time? Good idea? Is it possible to sell at holiday time? Homes should be listed in the spring and summer, “in the season”, and that nobody buys in the winter. Especially during the holidays. That is what conventional wisdom and local lore tells us.
Can’t Sell Your Home During the Holidays? Wrong!
The conventional wisdom that homes do not sell in the winter or during the holidays is flat-out incorrect. It may be true that there are fewer sales overall, that does not mean that your property will not sell in a normal time-frame and at a good price.
The National Association of Realtors reported that in November of 2018 sales of existing homes actually rose 1.9 person, to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.32 million units.
Sell it Now. Good Reasons to Get Your Home On The Market Now
There are some good reasons to get your Door County home on the market now, yes, even with the holiday season approaching.
–Fewer houses on the market. There are many who hold to that old, conventional wisdom that you can’t sell a house in the winter.
–Fewer homes for buyers to choose from means you can hold more firm to your desired price.
–Your closing can happen more quickly With fewer closing in que your paperwork can be processed more quickly, surveyors and plumbers can get to the property more quickly.
–The buyer looking at homes in the winter is most often a serious buyer–they know what they want and are ready to close.
–At holiday time many of us ‘spruce-up” our homes with a little extra attention to decluttering and cleaning, and holiday decorations. These all add to a great impression for the buyer when they enter your home.
Ready, Set, List, Sell. Even in the winter.
If you want to explore selling your property this winter, or if you are just curious where your property might fit into the Door County real estate market, give me a call at 920-493-5472.
Our conversation will be without any obligation to you, and I’ll even be happy to provide you with my Right Price Analysis.
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