During the winter and holiday season, it is not uncommon for home sellers to become tempted to take their properties off of the market. The shared idea is that this busy time of year surely cannot attract many buyers and it is best to wait until spring— or is it? In today's market, with buyers browsing homes online 24/7, that idea is not necessarily true. In fact, it's safe to say that the home buying season is now year-round!
If you've been considering selling your home in Jefferson or Berkeley County, below are three reasons why you might like to do so now—during the holiday season—or even in January:
Buyers are always looking
As we mentioned above, Eastern Panhandle buyers are constantly in touch with listings via their smartphones, computers, tablets, you name it. They do not stop for the holidays! What's more, today's buyers do not typically take the entire holiday season off. They will not likely shift into holiday mode until the last minute and are still squeezing in work before the end of the year, so why would browsing listings be any different?
You have less competition
With many home sellers under the impression that spring is better for listing their properties, your competition is lighter during this time of year. Listing your home now in Martinsburg, Charles Town, Ranson, Harpers Ferry, Inwood, Hedgesville, Shepherdstown or Falling Waters means you can still attract the buyers present in the market without competing with too many other homes for sale. Your home can take center stage!
Homes show better during the holidays
Think of all of the cozy feelings the holiday season tends to bring— that can be a big help to Eastern Panhandle home sellers! If you've had your home listed over the past few months and it's not seen much activity, now may be the perfect time to do a little updating, whether with staging or pricing, and see if that is just what the property needed to spark buyer interest. If you're listing now for the first time, you may find that staging and decorating for the holidays allows buyers to feel more at home.
Ready to list your home and settle into a new property for the new year? Give Kable Team Realty a call today! We're happy to provide more information about the current real estate market, tips for sucessfully selling your home and more!
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