Could The Holiday Season Be The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Could The Holiday Season Be The Best Time To Sell Your Home

It always seems to be a common misconception that between Thanksgiving and New Years, it's a terrible time for the real estate market. This can't be further from the truth. Sure, there are a lot of buyers that choose to wait until the spring thaw to start "looking" for a home, but the buyers during the holiday season are "serious" buyers, meaning they are buyers that need to move; and what would be more exciting for a new homeowner than hosting a holiday party in their new home!

Here are some reasons that I personally feel that right now is the best time to list your home -- especially in Philadelphia. 

  • Limited inventory in most neighborhoods
  • Interest rates are still very low enticing buyers to act now
  • Winter buyers tend to be more serious buyers
Tips to sell your home during the holidays:
  • Stage your home tactfully for the holidays - When a buyer walks through a home, they need to imagine themselves living there. Personal items and "clutter" could put the buyer in the wrong frame of mind. Store away personal items, making sure your home is staged appropriately. Don't forget to add a little holiday charm. Remember... Less is more! A professional agent can work with you on staging your house to sell.
  • Nothing is better than holiday scents - scented candles, bake some cookies, etc..
  • Don't overprice your home - the most common thing sellers do is overprice their home for negotiation. The market will dictate your homes value, and a professional agent will help you understand the value in your market. If you price right, you just may have multiple offers!

If you need to sell your home, and are considering waiting until the spring thaw, I would suggest to reconsider and act now. You just may be surprised on how quickly you receive an offer during the holidays! 

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Dated: December 1st 2014
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About Rachel: Rachel has lived in five different Philadelphia neighborhoods, and her passion forexploring has led ...

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