4th thing to do when selling your home during the holidays…
Try your best to Be flexible. The best way to sell your home during the holidays is to be flexible and make your home easy and available to show. This can be easier said than done, but it’s important to keep your end goals in mind. You’ve already gone through the work of getting your home ready to sell over the holidays, but if you don’t make your schedule flexible enough to get buyers in to see it, it will all be a wasted effort. Buyers who are looking during the holiday season are often more serious and more motivated to buy and close quickly. Both buyers and sellers alike may take advantage of tax incentives for closing before the end of the year. Although, you should speak with your tax advisor regarding your individual tax situation. Selling during the holidays also allows you to reach out-of-town buyers who may only be in town for a short time, house hunting during their vacation or in-between visiting family. Scheduling during the holidays can be difficult, so the more flexible you can be to get buyers in the door, the better chance of actually getting your home sold.
For serious sellers, listing your home over the holidays has its definite advantages. Less inventory means less competition and buyers who are searching over the holidays tend to be more motivated and willing to close fast.
Set yourself up for success to sell your home quickly over this holiday season. Price competitively to attract buyers, make your home show it’s best (less is more), be flexible about scheduling so you can get potential buyers through the door and stay focused. Because, ultimately, what better way to start the New Year than with a fresh start and the successful sale of your home? Start your New Year in a beautiful new home or new location.
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