Having your home listed for sale during the holiday season can be challenging. Some Real Estate professionals will even lead their clients into believing it’s not an ideal time to sell. But there are no rules or precedents with the current market here in South Florida!
There are many advantages to listing your home in Florida during this holiday season, and I’d like to share with you a few of my top reasons.
Time & Travel
Potential buyers have more time to travel and house hunt during the holiday season. They may be here visiting their family, looking to relocate, or using this time to travel and check out new destinations. Not only do buyers spend more time searching online for homes during the holidays but because they have additional time off from work, they generally have more time to view homes in person.
The holiday season brings out the emotional side in most people and, if done right, you can incite an emotional response to your home from potential buyers. Decorations and staging play an important role in appealing to a person’s emotions. Having a warm, inviting atmosphere in which they can envision spending their next holiday is key!
Tax-incentives can motivate some people to make a purchase before the new year. These situations can also put the seller at an advantage when it comes to negotiation. With the ability to deduct the mortgage interest, property taxes, and interest costs of the loan if a sale closes on or before December 31, it can prompt a buyer to make a purchase now instead of waiting until spring.
With inventory known to be typically lower during the holiday season, your home may not have as much competition from other listings. Yes, our current market is already experiencing a low inventory of homes for sale; however, that could be an even more enticing reason to sell during this time. Many homeowners may be waiting to see what the new year brings, but the serious buyers are here looking for your home now!
Clearly there are several advantages to offering your home for sale during the holidays. If you strike the right balance, your residence will provide a positive energy and charm that can’t be felt at any other time of the year.
I am here to help you every step of the way, so be sure to connect with me if you have any questions about selling your home, buying a home, or Real Estate in general!