Let's face it, life gets hectic during the holiday season. Schedules fill up with holiday parties, winter sports, family gatherings, gift shopping and traveling both near and far. With all of this in mind, if you've been thinking about selling your home in the Eastern Panhandle, you may be tempted to push it off until after the holidays to get one more thing off of your plate. But is it a good idea?
West Virginia homeowners may be surprised to learn that the holiday season can be an ideal time to sell your home and waiting until after the holiday season is over can cause you to miss out on the advantages of this time of year.
People are Relocating
The holiday season is a popular time for families to relocate! Many buyers are looking for a home to move into before the first of the year and the next two months are when they will be looking. Particularly if these buyers have school-age children, they will be motivated to purchase a home in the Eastern Panhandle as quickly as possible.
There Is Less Competition
Just as you may have been thinking it's best to wait until after the holidays to sell, so do other homeowners. Listing your home in Jefferson or Berkeley County now will allow the property more "air time" simply because there are fewer homes for sale. Buyers looking during this time of year may place your home on the top of their list now but keep in mind there is a chance thye may not after the holidays when the supply of listings grows.
The Holiday Mood
Homes show better during the holidays due to the decorations and overall cozy feelings the season evokes. Many home stagers argue that the holiday season is the best time to help a buyer to feel more welcome and "at home" in the property.
Spring Marks the Busy Season
When spring rolls around, more listings will hit the market and more homes in Charles Town, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Hedgesville, Ranson, Harpers Ferry, Inwood and Falling Waters will start to be built. As we mentioned above, this will lessen the demand for your home in the Eastern Panhandle, so don't wait!
With our experience in the local real estate market, the Kable Team can help you sell your home no matter the season, but the holidays do have their perks! Give us a call today for more information about selling this time of year!
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