There are some great reasons to sell your Kitchener Waterloo home in December. First, the month of December is a festive and happy holiday time with buyers in a good mood. Contrast that with the mood created by the cold, dark days of January when the holiday spending bills come home to roost.
Second, staging your home is much easier as you already have lights and decorations and buyers are much more likely to look past a bit of holiday clutter.
The third reason is less competition. There are currently only 1220 properties listed on the Kitchener Waterloo MLS versus 1731 as recently as September. I just read an article in the Globe and Mail that cited buyers bemoaning the lack of choice in the current market once their home had sold. Buyers searching in December are motivated ie. "have to" rather than "want to". These may include those relocating to Kitchener Waterloo. In any event, these buyers typically make quick decisions and pay top dollar..
If you are waiting for January to list your property for sale, you may want to rethink your strategy and get a jump on the competition. As always, if you need help, feel free to call or email your Century 21 Realtor 519-505-4488 firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we can evaluate whether December is the time to sell your Kitchener Waterloo home.