While most home sellers in Orange County list their homes during the spring and summer there are some advantages to selling during the holiday season. Here are ten reasons to jump into the Orange County Real Estate market during the holidays:
1) While there may be fewer buyers out there, people that are looking for an Orange County home during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy.
2) There are fewer homes for buyers to look at during the holidays, which means there is less competition for you as a seller. Less competition = more money.
3) After the holidays, the supply of listings usually increases substantially, which lowers the demand for your home. More competition = less money.
4) Your home shows better when decorated for the holidays – think of this as being able to dress your home up to it’s very best potential.
5) Many buyers have more time to look or property during the holidays. Typically more time off from work. Partners can look together.
6) For those sellers concerned about showing their Orange County home during the busy holidays, we can restrict the showings of your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
7) You can sell now for more money and utilizing a seller back you do not have to physically move until January or February as opposed to listing you home during the months when more homes are hitting the market.
8) Buyers think there is less competition from other buyers during the holidays. Holiday buyers know they are serious buyers and know their competition are serious buyers and know they are all looking at the same limited supply of homes.
9) Relocation buyers are still out there. Companies not concerned about holiday time and if they buyers have kids they often are motivated to buy during the holidays so their kids start the New Year in their new schools.
10) Virtual tours and pictures will look better this time of the year.
So there are some reasons to consider entering the Orange County Real Estate market during the holiday season. Of course every situation is different so to get you best options of when to sell your particular Orange County home contact me and I will gladly share my knowledge as an Orange County Real Estate insider along with the lessons learned over 15 years of working in the Orange County Real Estate market with you to help you make the best decision.
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