Approximately 80 percent of current homeowners think now is a good time to sell, according to a September 2017 housing survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Here are four reasons to sell your home at the year’s end.
- Less competition
You’ll have less competition from other sellers during winter, so it’s a great time to get the best price.
- Motivated Buyers
There may be fewer buyers looking, but the ones who do are likely more serious buyers. Many buyers have a new year’s goal of buying a home for tax purposes; mortgage rates, energy credits, etc.
- Current Tenants
62 percent of today’s renters think the season’s end is a good time to buy a home. More than half expect their rents to spike and say they’ll consider buying a home if their rent does rise.
Bringing prospective buyers in from the cold to a home that exudes warmth can be alluring. Make your home look and feel as cozy as possible so potential buyers can visualize their own family’s future holidays in your home.