Wednesday, November 8, 2023 / by Va Marketing
With the year drawing to a close, you might have contemplated making a significant move and putting your house on the market. But here's the question: should you sell now or hold off until January? Although delaying until after the holidays may seem tempting, here are three compelling reasons to consider making your move before the new year arrives.
Get Ahead of the Competition
Traditionally, homeowners in the residential real estate market are less inclined to list their properties towards the year's end. This trend arises from the holiday season when people become preoccupied, often relegating the sale of their houses to the beginning of the new year when their schedules and social engagements become less hectic. However, this presents you with an opportunity to get ahead of the game.
Put Your House in Front of Eager Buyers
While the supply of homes for sale has increased compared to the previous year, it remains relatively limited. This signifies that there's still a scarcity of homes on the market. While some buyers may opt to postpone their relocation until January, others may need to move due to personal circumstances or life changes.
“. . . if your house is up for sale in the winter and someone is looking at it, chances are that person is serious and ready to buy. Anyone shopping for a new home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is likely going to be a serious buyer. Putting your home on the market at this time of year and attracting a serious buyer can often result in a quicker sale.”
Leverage Your Equity to Facilitate Your Move
It's essential to acknowledge that today's homeowners possess historically high levels of equity. According to CoreLogic, the average equity per mortgage holder has surged to nearly $290,000. This means that the equity you presently hold in your property can potentially cover a portion, if not the entirety, of the down payment required for your dream home.
Listing your property before the arrival of the new year offers distinct advantages. Reduced competition, driven buyers, and the increase in your equity can all work in your favor. Get in touch with us, and let's actualize your objectives before the winter season settles in.