It is common knowledge that most homeowners are advised to list their home on the real estate market in late spring or early summer as that is ‘real estate season.’ The holiday season is generally considered as the worst time to sell a home. The conventional argument was that during this busy time, prospective home buyers were too preoccupied with planning for parties, visiting their relatives or buying presents. Therefore, there were fewer buyers, and sellers chose to wait until after the holidays when more people were available to put their home on the market. However, times have changed. The home buying season now thrives year-round.
Although sales are usually high in the spring and summer, listing your home or looking for a home during the holidays can be just as effective and not a taboo as some would want you to believe. There are actual benefits and good reasons to listing or looking for a home during the holidays. If you’ve missed out on the real estate scramble of the spring and summer, then the holiday season gives you a fresh opportunity to sell your home or start a home search. Listing your home now might just be in your best interest.
Over the course of this month, I am going to shed light on why listing your home or looking for a home during the holidays is of great benefit to you.