Benefits of Selling Your Home During the Holidays

October 29, 2018 By ,

During the holidays, many people take a break from everyday life. This often involves pausing or delaying listing a home for sale. This seasonal downtime is nice, but it also presents a great opportunity for prospective sellers. If you list your home during this slowdown, you can attract more serious buyers and stand out from the crowd. Here some of the benefits of selling your home during the holidays:

More Time to Shop Around

Many people get a hefty amount of time off during the holidays. This can open up more time to shop around for houses, and this is a great time to do that. Not only do most people decorate and maintain their houses more during the holidays, but the holiday decorations may add some curb appeal and entice a buyer to make a decision sooner rather than later.

Stand Out

Inventory levels drop dramatically during the winter months, and less inventory means more eyes on your listing. Buyers have fewer options, so strategically listing and selling your home during the holidays may attract more buyers than during the peak season.

Attract Better Buyers

If someone is looking to buy a home during the holidays, they probably need to get into the house quickly. With less going on, lenders can focus on getting those buyers into their homes faster which is mutually beneficial.

Realtors Have More Time

During the winter months, realtors may have more time and energy to sell a home. Not only will they have less on their plate during this time, but they may implement more creative strategies to sell your home as a result of the seasonal slowdown.

End-of-Year Tax Write-Offs

Homeowners can deduct their mortgage interest on primary residences.* So if a buyer wants to get this important tax write-off taken care of before the end of the year, the holidays are the time to do it.

 

Take advantage of the holidays this year. Home sellers who list their properties during the winter, or just keep their homes on the market in the winter months can stand out and get their home sold faster.

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*Homeowners can deduct mortgage interest on primary residences and second homes up to $750,000, along with combined deductions for up to $10,000 of local, state, and property taxes. Please consult your tax consultant for more information.
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