There are some who believe that it’s a waste of time to try to sell your home during the winter holidays. Supposedly, everyone is so consumed with shopping, decorating and hosting or attending parties that they put their home buying plans on hold. However, that is simply not true. In fact, many experts say that the holidays are a great time to sell your home, for the following reasons.
People Have More Time Off From Work
More people have free time during the winter holidays than any other time of year. They get three-day weekends, get to leave early or come in later and have entire days or weeks off. This gives them more time, not less, to go shopping for a new home.
Inventory is Lower
You’ll have less competition selling your home during the winter holidays, because others will delay selling their home during this time. This is when you should get busy and prepare your home for selling; when others are sitting back and waiting until Spring to sell their house. As soon as daffodils start popping up, your window of opportunity as far as low inventory will start to close.
Deadlines For Tax Breaks Are Looming
Many home buyers are looking for ways to reduce their taxes. The end of the calendar year spells the deadline to make purchases that will lower taxes in the New Year. As long as you’re ready to sign a deal by December 31, your house could represent thousands of dollars in tax savings for a potential buyer.
It’s Easy to Stage During the Winter Holidays
There’s no easier time to make your home appealing, as during the winter holidays. You can decorate with ambient lighting, festive twinkle lights, holly, pine branches, candles and more. Toss cozy throws over couches and chairs, hang holiday tea towels in the kitchen and fill your home with the smell of gingerbread. It will all make your home look so inviting and cozy that buyers won’t be able to resist.
There’s no time like the present to sell your home. The best thing is, you can do it without disrupting your family’s holidays too much. Just enjoy your home while you’re still there, and let Promesa Properties do the heavy lifting!