Selling your home during the holidays can be seen as an added hassle to the hustle and bustle, but it may provide the best opportunity if your Christmas wish is to sell! The holiday season is a time many sellers consider taking their home off the market due to a lower number of buyers and the inconvenience of showings, but your agent can’t sell your house if it’s not on the market. In fact, for properties such as hard to sell homes and vacation rentals, the holiday reduced inventory may be your best probability of the year to sell.
TO SELL OR NOT TO SELL DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
Reduced inventory during the holidays means your home has a better chance of being “the prettiest girl at the dance” resulting in a lot more dates for showings. Come Spring, newly listed properties will flood the market and buyers will have a lot of choices and may never see your house.
Older homes that have drawbacks such as location or need updating have a much better opportunity to be seen and sold! Visiting friends and family during the holidays are a fresh new set of buyers, but they can’t consider buying your home if they don’t know it’s for sale.
HOLIDAY SEASON IS PEAK FOR VACATION RENTALS
The Vacation Rental Industry is booming and the holidays are one of their busiest times of the year for rentals and purchases. In fact, November and December is prime buying time for Property Investors and the Central Coast mild temperatures are a great location influencer for the purchase of those rentals. According to a 2018 survey, the Central Coast has the top three location criteria for what vacation home buyers are looking for: 33% of vacation home buyers purchased in a resort area, 24% purchased in a rural area and 18% in a small town. So even if the home your selling is your primary residence, keep options and availability open for out-of-town investment buyers during the holiday season.
If selling your home is on your Wish List, take advantage of the good fortune that only the holiday season offers. As the #1 broker on the Central Coast, C21 Hometown Realty’s Agents have the most homes listed and the most homes sold! To get your home sold this holiday season, visit one of the ten local offices throughout the Central Coast or click on c21home.com.
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