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Should You Sell Your Mississauga Home During the Holidays?

Wednesday Nov 02nd, 2022


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 suitable time to sell your home. You might have questions like:

Will there be a market for 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, home buyers are always looking for properties, even during the holidays. In fact, there are several advantages of selling your home in November and December:

1. Less Competition
Many home sellers believe that there are better times to sell than the holidays, so they wait until the spring market to list. However, there is less competition for those who decide to list over the holidays, and you don't have to contend 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 have yet to find that perfect home. 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. In addition, tasteful decorations will allow buyers to picture future family celebrations in the house. Remember to use decorations that enhance your home's best features and 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 give your property the attention it deserves from motivated buyers!

Need 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 the resources to ensure a successful sale over the holidays. 

Please get in touch with Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative, ASA with Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage, in Mississauga, Ontario, to learn more about my comprehensive buying and selling services or to request a free home evaluation.

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