Maybe you’ve wanted to sell your DC Ranch home for quite some time – maybe the pandemic threw a wrench in your plans, and you’re not sure whether you should put your house on the market over the winter.
We’re here to tell you that it’s possible, and maybe even an excellent idea, to sell your home during the holidays this year.
Why Sell Your DC Ranch Home During the Holidays?
You’ve probably heard that summer is peak home-buying season, and that’s true – but for many people, selling over the holidays is a better idea than selling during spring or summer. And selling a home during the holidays definitely has its benefits – including:
- Typically low inventory
- A pool of more serious buyers
- The ease of making your home cozier than you can make it during the summer
- Potential buyers may be thinking about tax breaks for next year
- People have been stuck inside, especially this year, for so long that they’re house-hunting for a change of pace
Here’s a closer look at each.
Reason #1 to Sell Your Home During the Holidays: Lower Inventory
It’s no secret that fewer people sell homes during the winter than in the summer, so you’re putting your house on the market with less competition. When inventory is lower, which means that there are more buyers than there are houses to put them in, home prices go up. Buyers don’t have 1,207 houses to choose from during the winter, and that can be great news for your sale.
Reason #2 to Sell Your Home During the Holidays: More Serious Buyers
Buyers who purchase homes during the winter may be more serious than they are during the summer, when lookie-loos sometimes check out houses just because they can. Often, people shopping for new homes around the holidays are ready to buy; they’re not going to waste time when there are more important things to do.
Reason #3 to Sell Your Home During the Holidays: Cozy Spaces Are Easier in Winter
When you sell a home, you’re not just selling four walls and a roof. You’re selling a lifestyle. And because the holidays are so joyous, you can exhibit that with your home staging; that’ll make buyers feel comfortable and welcome in your space, which is exactly what you want them to feel. Talk to your DC Ranch REALTOR® about how much holiday decor is appropriate first, though.
Reason #4 to Sell Your Home During the Holidays: ‘Tis the Season for Last-Minute Tax Breaks
Some serious buyers decide to purchase over the holidays to take advantage of some tax benefits. Generally, buyers can deduct mortgage interest, property taxes and interest costs on a loan if the sale closes before the end of the year – and those deductions can be pretty significant.
Reason #5 to Sell Your Home During the Holidays: Buyers Are Stir-Crazy at Home
People have been stuck inside for almost a year – and many employers are saying that workplaces aren’t going to go back to “normal” until sometime late next year. That means more working from home… and more buyers realizing that they need more space to juggle work and familial responsibilities. That can put your house on the map with prospective buyers.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
Thinking about selling your home in DC Ranch? Call us at 480-360-0281 to find out how we’ll market it to all the right buyers. If you’re also looking for a new home, we’d love show you any listing in the community. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be happy to search for something that’s a perfect match for your needs.
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