'Tis the Season to Sell!

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Real Estate

Did you know the holiday season is the ideal time to sell your home?

• Studies show winter home buyers are more serious about making a purchase. People have limited time during the holiday season, so if they're out shopping for a home they are more likely to truly intend to buy.

• More serious buyers can mean a shorter time on the market. Often there is less inventory in the winter. Buyers will spend more time considering each option. They are more likely to make offers and want faster closings.

• Homes dressed up for the holidays are more festive and inviting, (thus you could get a higher price for yours). People tend to be more emotional during the holiday season. If your home is decorated and feels comforting, it will be more appealing to potential buyers.

• Curb appeal is greater during the holiday season. Holiday lights and outdoor decor give homes a cheerful look. Your neighborhood also may appear more appealing due to the holiday decor.

• Job transfers tend to happen at the end of the year, and those individuals need to find new homes and get situated.

So if you're on the fence about trying to sell your home this holiday season, jump in! The advantages to selling during the winter holiday season may be the best gift you get.