This time every year, homeowners who are planning to move have a decision to make: sell now or wait until after the holidays. Some sellers with homes already on the market may even remove their listing until the new year. But maybe your house is the top thing on a buyer’s wish list this holiday season.

The truth is, that many buyers want to purchase a home during the holiday season, and your house might be just what they’re looking for. As an article from Fortune Builders explains:

“ . . . while a majority of people take a step back from the real estate market during the holiday months, you may find when the temperature drops, your potential for a great real estate deal starts to rise.”

To help prove that point, here are four reasons why now is a good time to sell your house.

1. The desire to own a home doesn’t stop during the holidays. While a few buyers might choose to delay their moving plans until after January 1, others may need to move now because something in their life has changed. Buyers who look for homes at this time of year are usually motivated to make their move happen and are eager to buy. A recent article from Investopedia says:

“Anyone shopping for a new home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is likely going to be a serious buyer. Putting your home on the market at this time of year and attracting a serious buyer can often result in a quicker sale.”

2. While the supply of homes for sale has increased a little bit lately, overall inventory is still lower than it was before the pandemic. What does that mean for you? If you work with a real estate agent to price your house at market value, it could still sell quickly. That’s because today’s buyers crave more options – and your home may be exactly what they’re searching for.

3. You can determine the days and times that are most convenient for you for home showings. That can help you minimize disruptions to your schedule, which can be especially important during this busy time of year. Plus, you may find that buyers are more flexible on when they’ll tour a house this time of year because they have more time off from work around the holidays.

4. Finally, homes decorated for the holidays appeal to many buyers. For those buyers, it is easy to picture gathering with their loved ones in the home and making memories of their own. An article on selling at this time of year offers this advice:

“If you’re selling around a holiday and have decorations up, make sure they accent—not overpower—a room. Less is more.

Bottom Line

There are plenty of good reasons to put your house on the market during the holiday season. At Bay Shores Real Estate we can help you sell your house and find the home of your dreams, regardless of the time of year. If you’re thinking of selling your house we should connect to explore why now could be the right time for you to sell. And, if you’re ready, we will help make your house the top thing on a buyer’s wish list this holiday season.