Sometimes, agents hear buyers and sellers say that they won’t make their move until after Christmas. This means they will not wait until next year. It may not be a good idea to sell your home during holidays. This is because there aren’t as many buyers looking and your home could remain on the market. It may be recommended that you don’t buy at the end of the year, when there aren’t as many homes available – meaning less inventory. We are here to dispel these myths and tell you the benefits of selling or buying during the holiday season.
A lot of people who are looking to buy a home at the end of the year and during holidays are serious buyers. They have good reasons for buying. They’re not just looking around and wasting time. These buyers might include someone who is moving for work, someone who has a deadline and needs to move into a new home or out of a rental property, or a military family that is moving to another station. You, as a seller, are less likely to get stares and more likely get serious buyers who want to view your home.
It is important to price your home correctly and not over-price it if you want it to sell. Homes that are priced well will not sit on the market. To enhance the home’s features, we recommend professional photography. The photos are what buyers see online first and are what get them into your home. Your photos should be unique among the many homes they are looking at online. You can stage your home professionally or by yourself, clearing out clutter and purchasing a few key pieces. You can decorate your home for holidays, but you should not decorate it with religious decor. No matter what religion or holiday they are, you want buyers to feel at home in your home.
My home was under contract around Thanksgiving. We closed the deal right after Christmas. This time of year, there is still quality inventory available and buyers are less active than in the spring and summer. If you’re a holiday buyer, this is great news. It means that there are less offers to choose from (and yes multiple offers are common in the Florida seller market). You can avoid the rush and rising market prices next year, before all the buyers who wanted to wait until after holidays.
This post was written by Dayana Susterman Dotoli. Dayana is the head real estate agent for the Tiffany House In Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Dayana has assisted over 150 individuals with buying, selling, and leasing at Tiffany House. The Tiffany House Residences is a 12 story tower, offers 129 residences, including 1, 2 and 3-bedroom condominiums and townhomes, with exclusive, resort-style amenities and views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. To view our Fort Lauderdale oceanfront condos, Contact us today!