Eleven Great Reasons to List in December and January

Eleven Great Reasons to List in December and January

The spring might be the most popular time of year to list your home, but there are a few good reasons why you might want to think about selling now. Here are eleven reasons why selling in the next few months could be the right move for you.

  1. There is less competition for buyers. Unlike the spring market when inventory is at its peak, there are fewer active listings during the wintertime.

  2. Winter prospects are more serious. If people are searching for a home at this time of year, it means they are planning on making a purchase as soon as possible.

  3. Homes show better during the holidays. The added warmth from the holiday décor will make potential buyers feel right at home as soon as they walk in the door.

  4. One of the highest ratios of “listings sold to listings taken” occurs during this time of year. With fewer homes to choose from, the properties that are listed during the wintertime don’t last long.

  5. You may receive more money for your home because there is less competition. Although it’s always wise to price your home competitively, the winter months may put you in a strong position to negotiate.

  6. Throughout the holiday season, you may restrict showings during personal family gatherings. Need a break? Let your agent know ahead of time so they can clearly communicate your schedule if anyone calls to inquire.

  7. Buyers have more time to look at homes during the holiday season, especially during vacation time. With a busy work schedule, it’s tough for families to find time to book viewings. Many people have a few weeks off during the month of December, and they are sure to take advantage of their free time to look at homes.

  8. January is traditionally the biggest transfer month and you must be “available” to capture that market. Nothing beats looking forward to a new home in the New Year.

  9. By selling now, you can have a delayed closing or extended occupancy until the beginning of the year. The snow might be flying now, but it could be springtime before your closing date rolls around.

  10. You may have fewer showings, but more qualified and motivated buyers. The people who venture out in the cold to look at homes aren’t just casual buyers. Once they find the right home, they are likely to make a serious offer.

  11. Corporate transferees, who need to buy a home now, can’t wait until spring to purchase. People who are relocating for their job often do so at the beginning of the calendar year. These professionals are anxious to get settled sooner than later.

Author: CalgaryRealEstateAB

In today’s Calgary Real Estate market, your choice of a Realtor does matter! For success in the current market, experience, passion and attention to detail is critical. If you think we might be a fit for you, please give us a call! 403.777.1040 / The Rod Forsythe Group Real Estate Professionals / Calgary Alberta Canada

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