3 Advantages of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Wednesday Aug 30th, 2017

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As the holiday season is quickly approaching, many people are busy decorating their homes, shopping for gifts, lighting the tree and filling their calendars with gatherings and other social engagements.

With the busyness of the season, you may be wondering if the holidays are a good time to sell your home. You might have questions like:

Will there be a market of motivated buyers? 

Will potential buyers view my listing online or visit my open house? 

Is it worth the effort to get my home ready for sale?

The answer is yes! From a real estate perspective, the reality is that, on any given day of the year, home buyers are always looking for properties, including during the holidays. In fact, there are a number of advantages of selling your home in November and December, including:

1. Less Competition
Many home sellers believe that the holidays are not the best time to sell, so they wait until the spring market to list. For those who do decide to list over the holidays, this means that there is less competition and that you don’t have to compete with dozens of other properties to grab buyers’ attention. 

2. More Motivated Buyers
Anyone who takes time out of their busy holiday schedule to search for a new home is serious about buying now. Perhaps they are relocating to start a new job in the new year or maybe they’ve been looking for months and just haven’t found that perfect home yet? Whatever the reason, if a buyer is motivated to purchase a home over the holidays, this can often translate to a quicker sale.

3. You Can Appeal to Buyers’ Emotions 
Emotion plays a huge role in the home buying process and you can capitalize on this by making your home feel cozy and warm during showings. Tasteful decorations and little clutter will allow buyers to picture their own family celebrations in your home next year. Just make sure that your decorations enhance your home’s best features and remember to remove them as soon as the season is over.

The bottom line: listing your house for sale during the holidays gives you the perfect opportunity to sell your home quickly and for top dollar with less competition. And, as an experienced realtor serving Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area, I can help. From offering you a free home evaluation to marketing your home to gain the most interest from buyers, I have all of the resources to ensure a successful sale over the holidays. 

To learn more about my comprehensive sellers’ services, please feel free to contact me here.


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