The holidays are often considered the worst time to sell a house. The weather can be wonky. The calendar is packed with parties, and our to do lists are filled with end-of-the-year tasks. But there are some advantages to listing your home during the holiday season.
- Sightseers converge on Asheville during the holidays and fall in love! Over 300,000 visitors pass through the Biltmore House gates to take in the 35 foot Christmas tree, and many more come for holiday shopping and winter sports. Families looking to relocate and couples ready to retire are serious buyers. A sign in your front yard during can generate interest from vacationers, looking to make Asheville home.
- Holiday season is buying time, and Internet searches increase dramatically during the final months of the year! Online shopping has extended to the housing market, too. Because fewer homes are listed during the holidays, competition from other sellers is lighter.
- During the holidays, we’ve tidied up and donned the tree. Homes often look their best during the season. All that’s left for sellers to do is sit back and let your home’s best features shine! And while no one wants to live in a Festivus nightmare, decorations help buyers get in the holiday spirit and excited about a property. (Check out these fantastic tips from HGTV for staging your house during the holidays!)
- During the holidays, we spend more time at home. Sometimes, we realize that our family’s outgrown the dining room or that we want to spend next year gathered in a living room with a view. Buyers are looking for the next spot to call home, and so they are motivated. This is ideal for sellers who are looking to maximize home value.
The Broker Asheville Team works right up until New Year’s Eve—with short breaks for treats from the French Broad Chocolate Lounge and a night off for the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. Be in touch and let’s toast a sale for New Year’s.