8 reasons to sell your home during the Holidays🎄🏠
The old myth that December is a horrible month to sell is outdated and wrong. Old Ebenezer Scrooge must have started the rumor many years ago.
In reality, Fresno's Hot Seller's Market 🏡 hasn't slowed down for the Holidays one bit, Savvy Sellers are listing their homes for sale now.
We're debunking the old Holiday fable and breaking down the Top 8 reasons selling during the Holidays may be one of the best decisions you'll ever make. 🎅
1. Serious Buyers Only.
Yes, there tend to be fewer buyers in the marketplace this time of year, but the ones that are in the marketplace are serious about wanting a home. Serious buyers mean better results when trying to sell your home. 👍
Why is this important? Securing a highly motivated, well-qualified buyer is crucial for an easy home selling experience. During the busy real estate season, looky-loos sometimes go so far as to write offers and open escrows. Seller's are more likely to encounter wishy-washy buyers and problems during escrow other times of the year.
2. Less Competition.
The Savvy Seller wins by listing their home for sale while others "wait until after the Holidays." Sellers that list during the Holidays compete against far fewer listings and serious buyers + fewer homes are winning combination. We're seeing multiple offers frequently this December, many happy Sellers are getting equity for Christmas this year! 🎅 💰
Once the New Year begins and everyone settles back into their routine, inventory of homes rises. 👉 Statistics claim Superbowl is the most popular day of the year for people searching homes online as inventory is low your house will stand out to potential buyers. If you can't list over the Holiday's a good goal would be to get your home on the market before the big game. We can help! 😄 Remain one step ahead of the home selling game!
3. Homes show beautifully during Winter.
Homes often look their best and feel the coziest during the Holidays, simple Holiday decor and scents can be enchanting to potential home buyers. Don't overdo it, less is more, think small touches that make everyone feel more at home. 🎄 😍
5. Buyers have more time to House Hunt.
The buyer will typically have more time off during the holiday season, meaning more time to look for a home. More availability from the buyer will increase viewings of your home, which then can lead to making that final sale of your home.
6. Multiple Offers.
We're seeing more multiple offer situations now then we did in the Spring! The key to this strategy is to price your home correctly, you're Realtor should provide you all with the information you need to select a winning List Price.
True story👉 On December 5th at 11 AM we listed a home for sale, by 2 PM we had 5 offers in hand, at 6 PM the "Very Merry" Sellers accepted an over asking offer while we said Cheers and sipped eggnog. 😄 🏡 💰
7. Impending Rate Increases have Buyers feeling the pressure to Buy Now!
The Federal Reserve has (finally) made the announcement we've been anticipating, Mortgage interest rates will rise a predicted 2 X in 2018. We've been enjoying the current historically low rates for a while now, we've known they'd go up, the question was when.
The rumor is that the first rate increase 📈 will come as early as January. Higher interest rates mean less buying power to home buyers, the slightest increase can cause some homebuyers dream home to become out of reach. These buyers are feeling the heat! Don't you want your home to be ready for them to buy?
8. You Call the Shots!
We can easily restrict the showings on your house to the times you want it shown. No need to interrupt your family meals or Holiday Celebrations. 🎄💃 Give yourself a gift this Holiday Season and make the move you've been dreaming about.
Call/text today for a free, no-obligation consultation 559-355-8669
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Happy Holidays from your Local Real Estate Markert Gurus,
Caitlyn Peck, Justin Dervishian, and Amelia Giffen