With the holidays approaching fast I hope that, if you've been listing your home, that you've not been tempted to take it off the market until the New Year.
Sadly this a trap many sellers fall into at this time of the year, prolonging the sales process. The usual reason is that they're under the very common misperception that homes do not sell at this time of year. The truth, in fact, is quite the reverse and at this time we see some of the most motivated and determined buyers in the entire 12-month cycle.
Many people relocate to start new jobs in January, which means that they are looking right now to ensure a smooth transition.
Locally, of course, we welcome many of our winter residents, so now is the time to be selling to them. Wait until the New Year and you'll have missed much of the chance to attract this key market sector, plus there'll be more sellers chasing the remaining seasonal buyers.
Remember that while you're taking a break from work, so are many buyers. This means they actually have more time than usual to view homes!
And if you’re concerned about having too many visitors while you’re trying to take a break, we can work with you to limit the number of viewings and avoid any specific dates.
Tax incentives for people to buy before the end of the year can be another important motivating factor.
Unfortunately, no matter how good the advice, some sellers will withdraw from the market until January. This in itself presents a great opportunity, in that you'll have less competition for the next few weeks and, as a consequence, your asking price will be that much more robust.
We’d be pleased to answer any questions or concerns you have about selling your home at this time of year. Please contact us today.