SELLING YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS
As Real Estate agents, part of our job is to help clients make big decisions about buying and selling homes. Living in Milton, Ontario we frequently get questions about when the best time to sell a home is, relative to the various seasons and holidays. We often hear things such as, "we were thinking of selling but thought that we should wait until after the holidays." and "do you think we should wait until the snow melts so we can show off our landscaping?"
The general understanding is that selling a house in the winter, especially around the holidays, is not a good idea.
However, that couldn't be more wrong!
All of the seasons present their challenges and advantages. Not taking into consideration any unique circumstances that may exist with a client, we always advise clients to move as quickly as possible. The winter months are a FANTASTIC time to sell a home -- especially around the Holidays!
LET US TELL YOU WHY:
There aren't many things you can do to a house to make it more warm and welcoming than to decorate it for Christmas. Beautifully decorated Chrimstas trees, garland, mistletoe and lights make for a very cozy house. Unfortunately we can't get away with decorating a house this way year-round, otherwise we would!
WIth the colder weather you can leave fireplaces running for open houses and showings -- leave a plate of cookies and milk out for guests and they'll feel right at home.
One of the inconveniences of selling a home is having to accommodate appointments for potential buyers to visit. The colder weather seems to keep a lot of the not-so-serious buyers indoors, while allowing the very serious buyers to do their shopping. This means you have fewer interuptions and more serious buyers viewing your property.
Also, because a lot of people will hold off until the spring to sell, there are typically fewer homes for buyers to choose from, giving you a leg up in the negotiation.
For more information about selling your home this winter, call us today!
Ariel Kormendy: 647.464.0957 (Direct) Sales Representative
Adrian Trott: 416.707.8401 (Direct) Sales Representative
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