Admittedly, there are drawbacks to selling during Christmas through the New Year – many real estate agencies are on holiday break, people are focused on gifts and parties. The truth is, most people are just plain tired.
But if you are selling during this hectic period, don’t be depressed – it can be a good thing for you.
With the spring selling season over, many of the home sellers are now on a quest to find a new home.
If the season had a buying frenzy, a good number of people had missed out on snatching a new home and is feeling the pressure to close a deal before the end of the current year.
More Buyers and More Time to Look
Holidays are a busy time, but most people have plenty of time to investigate homes that have caught their eye.
It is a struggle to view as many properties as possible with a normal work schedule. As workload and commitments decease, interested buyers have more time to find properties and check them out.
During the peak of Spring or Autumn, sellers need to work hard to be noticed among the competition. Fewer properties are being sold during Christmas and New Year, which means interested buyers will have fewer properties to tempt them.
By January and February, many properties will be put on the market again, and interest for your home may decline.
Take advantage of the fact that your house is just one of a special few.
It’s a Merry Time of the Year
People are generally feeling merrier and less stressed over the holidays because of the significant reduction to their workload. Buyers who are cheery are in a better disposition to make an offer and more likely to act.
People become reflective ending the year and welcoming a new year. We look back at the things we did and didn’t do, our ambitions and dreams. Did we do alright with our New Year’s resolution from last year?
We take stock and resolve to reinvent our life during this season – this is the perfect frame of mind for transferring to a new home and starting a new chapter in our life.
Auction is a great way to get high prices for properties in certain locations, but going through it can be intimidating to a lot of buyers.
Auctions are usually not held during Christmas and are postponed until the new year. Home sales done during the holidays are more likely through the private treaty process, which will be more comfortable for most buyers.
Depending on the location of your house and what decorations you put up, a home can be uniquely appealing during Christmas. If you are targeting families, you can decorate your property to reflect the perfect family Christmas.
Buyers tend to feel more emotional during the holiday season, so it is not unethical to appeal to the heart strings. Warmly welcome the season and you will find others who feel the same.
It is noisy in the rental market during this period. Leases are ending, and people are mulling over what to do next – find a new rental or take the plunge and buy. Appeal to these people while they are in between decisions.
There are many reasons buyers might be prompted to get a lock on a new home, before the new year arrives – whether for tax requirements, change in investment strategy or putting end of year bonuses to good use. Regardless, ensure a hassle-free proposition for them and promote your property as a solution to their predicament.
If you’ve been good, Santa will give you the perfect buyer for your home!
Allow Annette Pinkerton to enable you to turn the key to where you want to be this Christmas! Call directly on 0418447856.