Should You Sell Your Home During the Holidays?

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Most people think that the real estate market slows down during the holidays, but this isn't true, especially here in Phoenix where we enjoy warm weather year-round.

 Contrary to popular belief, the holidays are a good time to sell a home, and I have some good reasons why this is true.
  1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!
  2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
  3. When supply goes down it means there is a greater opportunity to capture motivated buyers AND a better sales price for you.
  4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
  5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price.
  6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a work week.
  7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
  8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transfers cannot wait until Spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture the market.
  9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays.
  10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.
  11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring when there are traditionally more houses on the market which could ultimately drive prices down. This could mean you sell high and buy low.

These are all fabulous reasons to sell your home during the holidays, but I think the most important reason may be that buyers are much more serious during this time of year. This means that you can have a faster home sale and most likely get a better price for your property.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you're thinking of buying or selling this winter. Now is the time to begin the listing process!