Home Buying and Selling Tips for the Holiday SeasonTerry Riffe | December 16, 2015
If you plan to buy or sell your home during the holiday season, here are a few tips…
Although many sellers will pull their homes off of the market during the holiday season, for the serious buyer or seller – deals still happen between now and January. There are buyers out there during the holidays and for the serious seller, this could easily translate into higher interest in their home. Though it’s commonplace to think otherwise, market ready buyers and sellers have closed successful deals through the holidays.
For the buyers ~
Revisit listings you may have passed on earlier. If you passed on a property because of price, you may find a seller more motivated to negotiate. A home that you disregarded yesterday may become your dream home of tomorrow.
There are serious sellers out there, deals happen if you put yourself out there. Leverage these last few weeks of the year to find a home. Pound the pavement.
For the sellers ~
Take advantage of the holiday selling season and make your motivations known. Make sure everyone knows you are ready to negotiate. Offer incentives like a credit towards closing costs or include some furniture. Be sure that your agent is communicating your intentions to buyer’s agents.
Be sure your price is inline with the market. If your home has been on the market with no offers, chances are you are priced too high. Now is the time to get serious. Drop your home to a more favorable price now, you have a captive audience.
Deals happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For the motivated buyer and seller, the holiday season could be the perfect opportunity for their perfect deal. If you are interested in buying or selling your home this holiday season, I’d be happy to assist you! Send me an email An@OrlandoVacationRealty.com or give me a call 1 (407) 800-0888. I look forward to hearing from you. Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas!