A Home for the Holidays

happy holidaysThe holiday season is upon us. Sometimes, it is easier for people to sell a home during the holiday season. People tend to shy away from it because they don’t want to move, but forget they are only marketing the house for sale. There are lots of ways I can keep someone home for the holidays – not to mention, most buyers need a loan, which takes time.

People often find it easier is keeping their house cleaner during the holiday season. This is a social time of year with friends and family visiting, so people tend to keep up with household choirs. The house also tends to be naturally staged with holiday decorations. Even the yard becomes lower maintenance this time of year.

Benefits to Buying and Selling Real Estate During the Holidays

There are benefits to both buyers and sellers to stay active in the real estate market during the holiday season. For buyers, one of the main benefits is that less people tend to shop for a home. Investors and owner occupied buyers benefit this time of year because there are less buyers to compete with. There are often tax reasons for a buyer or seller to purchase a property in the current year over the next one.

Advantages of Selling a Home

For Sellers, one of the major advantages of selling a home in the Austin Real Estate market is the positive influx of out-of-state buyers moving to Austin. More people move to Austin than leave and many new hires start in the January. Job transfers often limit or do not include relocation packages, so many new residents are eager to get themselves settled in a new home as soon as possible.

Looking to Buy a Home

A home is what people are buying. Those four walls generate the feeling of home this time of year, more than any other. So, its not a bad time to sell your property, after all it’s a home people are looking for, not a house.