1. Holiday Buyers Are Serious Buyers! We see it year after year with our homes that are listed during the holidays; the buyers looking during the holidays are serious buyers. This is a time of year when families gather and reflect, sharing memories of the holidays at the family home. Often family is visiting from out of town and consider relocating, or year-end bonuses prompt a new look at home buying. Whatever the inspiration may be, the motivation of buyers is at a peak.
2. Most people, homebuyers included, are HAPPY during the holidays! Happy homebuyers who need to move are attracted to homes that are warmly decorated and inviting. From a basket of beautiful mums on the front porch to the smell of cookies baking in the oven, buyers can get emotionally attached to your home if it invokes a sense of family and holiday spirit.
3. Less competition! That’s right, many homeowners prefer to take their home off the market during the holidays to avoid the inconvenience of showings during the busy season. When housing inventory is low, buyers will appreciate a home that is competitively priced and in tip-top showing condition. There will be less for buyers to choose from, so this could be the ideal climate to get you more activity. Your home may generate a lot of interest and possibly secure a higher sales price and better terms.
4. Holiday décor and more! During the holidays, your decorations, lights, wreaths and festivities bring warmth to your home and paint a vivid picture that can be felt by buyers. Trim that tree and bake those cookies as it will have buyers wanting to move right in.
5. Holiday vacations lead to more home touring opportunities. With kids out of school and holiday vacations at hand, buyers are feeling my leisurely about committing to home buying again. Your home should be one available for them to see with the whole family.
6. Holiday Light Tours Will Put You On The Map. Throughout Boise and neighboring communities, homeowners take great pride in decorating their entrances and homes for the holidays. This will give every buyer a sense of family and home when they see your place all lit up. Entire neighborhoods are in competition to put on the best light show possible. Boise’s Trolley Light Tour will keep homebuyers driving by your home throughout the season so be sure to Light It Up!
7. Ring in the New Year! What better opportunity to bring in the new year and enjoy the excitement of new beginnings than to be planning for your next home. Staging your home for showings, removing clutter, packing up and organizing will make your move that much easier. It’s a win-win for both you and the homebuyer that falls in love with your clean and pristine home.
8. Tax benefits! Although tax benefits are not the main reason a person buys a new home, they certainly don't hurt! Some homebuyers might be looking to buy before the end of the year for an added tax benefit. Check with your accountant to deduct such expenses as mortgage interest, points and property taxes.
9. The title & keys are yours to transfer! Often Sellers worry about selling during the holidays and being forced to move on Christmas day or right after they’ve trimmed the tree. Remember, you get to decide when the closing date will be when negotiating an offer. Your agents will work through the strategy that works best for you. They will also help keep moving plans stress free should you decide to move during the holidays. It will be well worth the effort in the long run.
10. Hire the right Realtor! You’ll likely find that many Realtors are out of the offices during the holidays and not available. That won’t be an issue when you work with any one on our team of professionals at Atova.
For lots of real estate tips and more, visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Devlin-Siebertz-Real-Estate-Professionals/311267802243406?ref=bookmarksMarty Siebertz & Joe DevlinMSiebertz@atova.com JDevlin@atova.com