Real estate can be a fickle market. So if you're weighing up the best time to sell, here's why you shouldn't wait.
At this time of year, many homeowners wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market. Alternatively vendors who already have their homes listed decide to take them off until after the holidays.
So why should you take the counter-initiative approach of putting your home on the market?
Here are 7 reasons not to wait:
1. Relocation buyers are out there
Families and companies are not concerned with holiday time and if the buyers have kids, they want them to get into school after the holidays.
2. Buyer demand is strong.
There is less housing inventory on the market than usual at this time of the year. This means there will be lots of buyers competing for your home.
3. Purchasers that are looking for a home during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy.
4. The holiday season means you can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown – instead of strictly sticking to after-hours and on weekends.
This means you have more control.
5. Homes show even better when decorated for the Christmas holiday season.
Melt potential buyers further by offering them a Christmas treat on arrival.
6. There’s less competition for you as a seller right now.
Most home owners don’t commit to selling during this festive time of year and there are simply not enough homes to satisfy buyer demand. Take a counter-intuitive approach to stand out from the competition.
7. The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays.
In many parts of Australia, new construction will continue to surge reaching new heights in 2017, which may lessen the demand for your house post-holidays.
Whilst it may seem a rush, there’s still time to get on the market and sell before Christmas to take advantage of the current strong buyer interest. You’ll have a choice of open inspections, by-appointment showings or a combination of both which can be tailored to suit you and your family. You can then start looking for a new home, knowing your place is all sorted.
Property sales with Bartercard
Did you know more business owners are selling and investing in real estate with Bartercard? Bartercard’s property site has just under $120 million in listings and almost 200 properties plus a database of qualified, ready-to-buy purchasers.
From a vendor’s point of view, Bartercard can assist with quick sales to source finance and reduce holding costs, sell slow-moving stock and maintain margins. Listings typically have a 25 per cent trade dollar component in the price tag.
Visit bartercardproperty.com to find out more.
Waiting until after the holidays to sell your home will still get it sold. It just means you are one of many on the market, rather than one of the few. So, get on the market now to beat the rush of other sellers competing against you!
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