Now is the Perfect Time for You to Enter the Market!
Today I want to cover with you some of the reasons why now, the winter, is a great time to buy or sell a home. I want to explain the reasons why now is a great time to sell your home first.
Buying a home is an emotional experience; the best time to show your home as warm and inviting is during the holidays. Coming inside from the crisp, cold air to a warm home that smells of fresh baked cookies and bread really spurs the emotions from a buyer. The next reason is that many people take their homes off the market during the fall because they don’t want to deal with the hassle. However, this means less competition for you and you can receive stronger, more prompt offers and even sell your home faster. This is why you should deal with that hassle. The reality is people want to window shop during the spring and summer. Buyers in the fall and winter are serious due to things like job transfers and time off work. Buyers are typically pre-approved and ready to make an offer.
For buyers, there is no better time to be in the market for a home. What could be better than spending the holidays in the perfect home? With the kids on break for school, you won’t have to be their taxi you have additional help for the move as well. Another great reason is that interest rates are low and they could be on the rise very soon. Also, when looking for a home, you want a good buyer’s agent. Like a good doctor or attorney, they get booked up and you won’t be able to see them for quite a while. With less people in the market, you will be able to find the perfect agent for you and get into your perfect home. Probably the most enticing reason for buying in December is that you won’t have a mortgage payment until February. First time homebuyers also receive a tax write-off if you buy your home before the first of the year.
If you have any questions, please call me at (256) 799-9000. We hope to see you at our holiday open house!