Contrary to popular belief, you can and should sell your Southern CA home over the holidays. Spring and summer are known as selling season, but that cuts two ways. A busy selling season means more buyers, but it also means more homes flooding the market.
So, let’s take a quick look at the reasons you should sell your Southern CA home over the holidays instead of waiting for another spring season to roll around.
4 reasons you should sell your Southern CA home now
You can Deck the Halls with great staging!
First impressions are everything with buyers. The holiday season gives you the perfect opportunity to wow them the moment they walk in the door. With tasteful decor you can emphasize your home’s best features while helping buyers better envision their own family living there. What better way to help your home stand out in its own unique way? This staging will also benefit your marketing, offering the opportunity for gorgeous photos for all those online shoppers!
You will more easily stand out
Without the flood of new listings hitting the market, more buyers will see your home. Less competition means more negotiating power for you. A Redfin study even indicated that homes going on the market between Dec. 21 and March 21 had a better chance of selling quickly and at less of a discount than homes listed in spring and summer.
Your buyers mean business
While there may be fewer overall buyers in the market for a home, those who do schedule showings of your property will be seriously motivated. People don’t waste their time browsing homes over the holidays. You can bet if someone is requesting a showing, they’re serious about buying and soon. It’s not uncommon to see people who are relocating for a job or other life circumstances that require them to commit to a purchase.
You’ll receive unexpected gifts
Closing your home sale near the end of the year has some additional benefits. Deducting interest, points and property taxes for payments made by Dec. 31 can be a major tax benefit!
If you’re thinking of selling, reach out to a real estate agent and/or staging professional to get you on the right path. I offer free home value evaluations, so don’t hesitate to contact me about selling your Southern CA home over the holidays!