5 Tips For Showing And Selling Your Home During The Holidays | Irvine Real Estate – Irvine Homes for Sale

by Robert Mack on December 7, 2010

in Latest News, Sellers

If you’ve been active in the market for long, you know that the real estate pauses for no man, woman or life event. Nor does it pause for any season; while the market usually does a major slowdown around the winter holidays, the very most motivated buyers and sellers are still doing deals.  If your home is currently listed for sale, here are some tips for showing – and selling – your home during the season of peace, love and joyous overeating/overspending!

1.  Don’t, if you don’t have to. During the holidays, the pool of qualified and active buyers shrinks – dramatically.  The cold, wet weather in some areas makes buyers hesitant to come out and view properties, and holiday travels cause others to put their house hunts on hold. Buyers also know that many sellers take their homes off the market during this period, so the forecast for receiving lowball offers is: highly likely. Taking your home off the market during the holidays and relisting it after New Year’s holds the potential of exposing your home to a fresh set of buyers motivated by a fresh set of resolutions. Plus, many sellers simply don’t want to deal with buyers’ muddy feet and scheduling intrusion while they are at home on vacation or hosting holiday dinners or guests. (Note: Most of these issues are slightly less impactful in warm-weather climates.]

With that said, there are some advantages to having your home on the market at this time of year, too. Although there will be a larger pool of buyers out and active after the first of the year, the ones who are out in the wet and the cold right now tend to be really motivated to buy.  Holiday house hunters usually fall into two camps: they either plain old need a place to live, fast, or they need to close escrow on their new home by year’s end for tax reasons. Given that post-tax credit buyers have been characterized by an almost stunning lack of urgency, keeping your home on the market over the holidays is one way to try to capitalize on the urgency this season’s motivated buyers face, due to their circumstances.

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If you know anything about the current real estate market, you know it stops for no one! With interest rates this low, and the opportunity so high….many buyers are still looking for that “perfect” home! If you must sell during the holidays, check out these 5 great tips on how you can still show and sell your home during the holiday months!

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