Now that Thanksgiving is over, the whole month of December is typically devoted to the winter holidays. However, as your Lake Nacimiento real estate agent, I am here to let you know that this could be the best time of year to sell your Lake Nacimiento home! Most home sellers put off a sale until January or even spring, but there are many perks to selling during the holidays. Let’s take a look at some of them:
1. There’s less competition. As I mentioned, many home sellers wait until after the holidays to list their home, and others take their homes off the market during this time, because they don’t want to deal with showings. However, if you don’t mind that part of it, you’ll have more interested buyers checking out your house because there are fewer options on the market!
2. Buyers are serious. There may be fewer buyers out looking this time of year, but the buyers who are looking are serious about buying. Perhaps they need to relocate for a job, or they want to buy before the school year starts up in January. You won’t have to deal with casual browsers. Serious buyers will make fast, smart offers. This could mean a fast sale for you, and a better offer.
3. The holidays make your home more beautiful! It’s a dark time of year, with shorter days, but holiday season allows you to brighten up your home and make it look extra cozy. As a seller, you should keep your holiday décor minimal and neutral, so as to not turn any buyers off, and so you don’t take away from your home’s best features. But a neutral tree and some white lights, garland, wreath, poinsettias, etc. go a long way. Plus, your neighborhood will look extra bright and cheery as well, if your neighbors decorate!
4. It’s a great time to buy. It’s a great time for buyers to act, which is good news for you as a seller, but if you plan on buying another house during or after your sale, it’s good news for you, too! Mortgage rates have remained low, and if you buy before year’s end, you can score tax advantages come April, such as tax deductions for mortgage interest, property taxes and more. Plus, whether selling or buying, the process tends to go faster during the holidays, because real estate professionals aren’t as busy. You can schedule showings, home inspections, appraisals and closings faster than usual.
As you can see, there are many reasons to sell in the Lake Nacimiento real estate market this holiday season, and good reasons to buy now as well! Our Oak Shores Realty team works year-round to make your real estate goals a reality. Give us a call with questions or for help getting started with the home-selling or home-buying process. Achieving your real estate goals would be a fantastic holiday gift for yourself this year!
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