Are The Holidays A Good Time To Sell?

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Although the holiday season isn’t really considered the best time to sell, the real estate market is much tighter, which results in less competition for sellers. At the same time, motivated buyers are still in the market for homes, in hopes that they can make a purchase.

During the holidays, you can liven up your home with some lights and ornaments to attract buyers. Although you can make your home “shine” during the holidays, try not to overdo it.

Homes often look their best during the holidays, but sellers should be careful not to overdo it on the decor. Too many ornaments could have a negative effect, and actually turn buyers away. Obviously, you don’t want to offend people, so be sure to go with tasteful and simple decorations.

Also keep in mind that emotions play a big role in homebuyer purchases. A well organized home with a few tasteful decorations shows much better than a cluttered home with your kid’s toys lying around the living room. People will often purchase a home solely based on their gut feelings. If a buyer “falls in love” with your home, chances are they’re going to be more inclined to purchase it.

It’s also a good idea to make it easy for people to stop by to see your home. In this case, flexibility is a key factor. People are busy during the holidays, and the chances of selling your home will be much greater if you make it available for them to see.

Despite the fact that many people feel that the holidays aren’t a good time to buy or sell a home, this really isn’t the case.

With a little knowledge and effort, you can sell your home in a timely manner, relax, and enjoy the Holidays!

About The Author

Jolie Powell

Jolie Powell has been a distinguised leader in the Real Estate industry since 1987. Prior to entering the world of Real Estate, she worked as a TV producer for the Advertising Agency, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample in NYC. Jolie's expertise in counseling buyers and sellers brings people together from Long Island, and indeed, Globally! Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, Jolie has an excellent understanding of many cultures. As a Cuban-born American, she is fluent in Spanish and communicates well with international clients relocating to the North Shore of Long Island. Jolie is proud of the high level of trust she and her clients have established and looks forward to continue building exceptional client/broker relationships.

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