I would like to share an article with you that I’ve just completed for the Houston Chronicle…
If you are serious about selling in Houston and the surrounding areas, the holiday season can be an ideal time to have your home on the market. While most of us are focused on the events that surround the Holiday season, the house hunter that is in the market to buy a new home has other priorities. Generally speaking, people don’t go shopping for houses during this busy time of year unless they’re really serious, which is an opportunity to be at an advantage when most sellers are waiting to list their homes.
Traditionally, January is the biggest transfer month of the year. Transferees are seriously looking at homes in November and December and taking advantage of the holidays to take time off to look for their new home. Another positive of having your home listed during the holiday season is real estate inventory is traditionally low and new home buyers have fewer housing choices. The seller will have far less competition versus other times of the year. This is the time of year that sellers can really showcase their properties.
The holidays hold a certain kind of charm that is very attractive to our buyers. What time does your home look prettier than during the holidays? Having buyers see your home at its warm, appealing best, helps them to envision celebrating their own holiday traditions there in the future. You never know…you might just receive the best holiday gift of all! What seller wouldn’t want a sold sign in their yard during the holidays?
Candice Skoby is a Realtor at Keller Williams Premier Realty in Katy and can be contacted at 281-682-2555 or www.candiceskoby.com.