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Eight Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays



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By : Andy Asbury    99 or more times read
Every time the holidays roll around, the age-old question arises in the minds of people considering putting their home on the market. Should I sell now or wait until after all the rush is over? Selling your home during the holidays can be a good time for several reasons, and another way for you to showcase its best features to buyers.

Here are some considerations for going ahead with the sale of your home:

  1. Buyers are motivated if they are looking at this time of year. While the holiday season is busy for most people, buyers appreciate the fact that there may be less competition for a home that they want to purchase.

  2. The First Time Buyers Tax Credit has been extended to April 30, 2010 with expanded options. The Step Up Home Buyers $6,500 Tax Credit for people with higher incomes is also available until April.

  3. Remember that the holidays center around two significant days for many people – Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. For those who celebrate the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah extends for eight days in December. However, for most days during the season itself, people carry on with their normal lives and if they are in the process of buying a new home, they will use the slower time to house hunt.

  4. January becomes a busy time again with competition heating up as more homes come on, or back on the market.

  5. People will understand if you are not available on a day or two for holiday family commitments, but will probably want to schedule a showing as soon as possible.

  6. Showing your home to fewer people in this slow season means less disruption to your schedule. The ones who are looking are most likely serious about buying your home.

  7. House hunters will appreciate a warm, well-lit place to get out of the cold weather. Keeping your house warm and inviting could entice buyers as they imagine themselves living in such a welcoming home.

  8. Your home will look festive and have plenty of curb appeal, even if the weather is dreary. Keep the outdoor decorations to a minimum to avoid clutter.

If you decide to take the plunge and get your home listed during the festive holiday season, you never know what type of present you will receive for your efforts! Ultimately, it will be the sale of your home.
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