Good morning, good afternoon or good evening dependent on when you are watching this video. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy checking in with you on episode 38 of the drive home to Hawkesbury. Today I’ve been asked a lot of questions from sellers and putting their house on the market during the holiday season, and whether they should or whether they shouldn’t.
[00:00:30] Today I’m going to share with you my seven top reasons why you should put your home on the market over the Christmas holidays.
Reason number one, your home shows better during the holiday season. Typically your home is decorated, it’s looking festive, and pretty and generally you’ve had a lot of visitors over. Family coming over because you’re entertaining over the Christmas time and your house is looking beautiful. And you’re taking good care of your home and typically it shows better during the holiday season.
Reason number two, there’s [00:01:00] less competition from other people putting their houses on the market. A lot of people are in the mindset of oh it’s the holidays, and yes you know we’ve all been there and you know I guess thinking we’ll wait til after the holidays are over, we’ll put our home on the market then in January when we’re not so busy. And I think everyone is thinking the same thing so immediately you’ve got less competition. This makes it a better time for you to put it on the market as opposed to going in the market in January when everyone else wants to put their home on the market. [00:01:30] Um, so you always want to get your home on the market when there’s less competition.
Reason number three, there are less buyers in the marketplace which you might say well that’s not a very good thing if there’s less buyers however, whilst there may be less buyers out there, the people that really want to inspect the home during the holidays and they’re serious buyers. And ultimately that means that they’re going to … You’re going to have to show your home less over the period as opposed to winter and when you do show the home it will be with those motivated [00:02:00] buyers that really want to move now and get into the next house.
Reason number four, after the-, after the holidays, you can see that there’s no edits on this … Historically speaking the uh, mindset the holidays are over and they’re putting their home on the market which increases the choices of properties available for buyers so more typically in the new year, there may be a lower demand for your home. And there’s more competition which equates to a lower sale price for you.
So, there’s my top four reasons [00:02:30] why the holidays are a good time to list your home. So if you want to get the report and the reasons for the other three on the holiday season, reach out to me via text or email in the links posted below in this video and I’d be happy to help you.
Thanks so much for watching. I’m Rachael Goldsworthy wishing you all the very best for the holiday season.