Is it a good time to buy or sell a property during the holiday season?
The media will tell you that the market slows down during the holidays and that it’s not a good time to buy or sell. However, there are actually a lot of great opportunities out there.
If you are thinking of buying a home, you should know that there will be fewer buyers in the market. That means you will face less competition for the homes that are available during the holidays.
Both buyers and sellers are more motivated this time of year.
Sellers also tend to be more motivated this time of year. If their house is for sale during the holidays, they have to move. So, you will have less competition and you will be working with sellers who want to make a deal, which is definitely a good thing.
As a seller, you will also be working with motivated buyers. The buyers who are looking at homes during the holiday need to move. One of the biggest inconveniences of selling a home is scheduling all the showings. Here in San Diego, we get a lot of looky-loos during the summer. There are a million people visiting the area and sellers have to have a lot of showings.
When you sell your home during the holidays, you will have fewer showings of a higher quality with serious buyers. You don’t have to worry about wasting your time scheduling showings with buyers who are just curious about your home.
The bottom line is that there is a lot of opportunity in the holiday real estate market. If you are looking to take advantage of that opportunity or if you have any questions, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!