Most people think that the real estate market drops off the face of the earth once summer ends and school starts. Fortunately, for a REALTOR® like me, this is just not the case. Selling your home during the holiday season is still a viable option.
The holiday season can be an exceptionally great time to buy or sell real estate and as I have seen in the past, some agents have their best production in November and December. Surprising, isn’t it?
With over 100 people moving to Austin each day, it’s not surprising that even in the holiday months, we continue to experience a high volume of real estate transactions, but major factors do not disappear just because we are enjoying a great market.
As with most real estate markets around the country the key ingredient to selling your home during the holiday season remains motivation. Everyone who is looking to buy or to list their home during this time of year is serious. They have a need to buy or sell and it’s likely they need to do so quickly.
Two other reasons to go forward with listing your home during the holiday months is that (1) there is less competition with fewer homes on the market and (2) people may need or benefit from the tax deductions that come with buying and selling real estate.
Of course, pricing your home at market value is critical to selling your home at ANY time of year. If you price your home too high, buyers will be turned off and you will have missed your best opportunity to sell for the best price, which is within the first six weeks of the home being on the market.
Additionally, curb appeal and making your home look like a model home are also still very important in again, ANY type of market or ANY time of year. Buyers do not overlook mess, clutter, garbage, dirt or untidiness. The consensus is that if you don’t keep a clean home, you probably haven’t kept your home in tip-top shape and there might be something wrong with it.
So, if you are thinking about buying or selling real estate during this holiday season, please contact me, Mary Lynne Gibbs, at 512.431.2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be a pleasure to earn your business.