It's most wonderful time of the year...

And we're gearing up for a just-as-wonderful 2019!

With the holiday season upon us, it's easy to get caught up in the craziness of hosting parties, baking cookies, buying gifts, wrapping presents, and hanging up the lights. But what happens to the real estate market during this especially-busy time of year? 

It's true. This can be a difficult time to sell a house or consider buying a home. However, there are some advantages to keeping up your home buying or selling efforts during the holiday season.

Serious buyers.
This is a time of year when you will likely find the most serious buyers. Quite possibly, they are looking because they need to find a home before the first of the year, or the holiday spirit has them wanting to find their perfect home before the next holiday season arrives. People don't typically make the time to house hunt during the holidays unless they are serious about moving. 

Motivated sellers.
The real estate market is generally far less competitive during the holiday season. Why? Because most people are caught up in the hustle and bustle and unless they are in need of moving right away, they want to enjoy their time with family and friends. Many people pick up their house hunting efforts once the new year has begun. But for those who are seriously looking--and you know who you are--this is a fantastic time to go for that dream house and more easily win that bid!

So, if your house is for sale and you are considering taking it off the market for the holiday season, DON'T! This may be the perfect time to find just the right buyers who will be the next family to enjoy your home. And if you are considering buying a house during this time of year, or have to buy a house sooner rather than later, don't be discouraged. You may find exactly what you've been looking for with little to no competition.

What's a better Christmas gift than that?!



For more information on buying or selling real estate during the holiday season, contact us today!

We would love to help you Make Your Move!