If you want to sell your house but it’s the middle of the holiday season, you might be wondering if you should sell. That’s a valid question and, frankly, it makes sense to ask. In this blog post, we’re sharing 4 disadvantages of selling a house during the holiday season, which applies to sellers anywhere in the zip code area and other surrounding areas…
There are many theories about when the best time to sell your house might be. In many cases in and around the zip code area, spring is best, summer and fall are second best, and winter is okay… with the holiday season being potentially the most difficult time to sell.
4 Disadvantages Of Selling A House During The Holiday Season
#1. Selling during the holidays can be disruptive to your holiday plans
During the holiday season, it’s common to gather with extended family for a festive dinner or enjoy a peaceful evening with your loved ones, sipping hot chocolate and watching a timeless Christmas movie on television. However, when a potential buyer expresses interest in viewing your home, you may find yourself facing the need to carefully pack up your belongings and temporarily vacate the premises while the real estate agent showcases your house.
#2. Selling during the holidays can be messy
In regions prone to heavy snowfall or rain during the holiday season, the situation can become particularly messy when potential buyers visit your home. They might unintentionally bring in snow, ice, mud, and dirt from outside, making the cleaning process quite unpleasant.
#3. Selling during the holidays can be cold
When prospective buyers explore your home, they are typically focused on assessing its features and suitability for their needs. Unfortunately, this may lead them to overlook considerations such as the heating bill. As they move around, they may leave doors open, venture outside, or even open windows, potentially resulting in increased energy costs for you. Regrettably, there are limited options available to address this issue as you aim to accommodate their visit and make your home accessible for viewing.
#4. Selling during the holidays can cause delays
As a seller, your goal is often to sell your home promptly. However, potential buyers operate on their own schedules, which can create challenges during the holiday season. While they might expect you to accommodate their visits even during holiday dinners, they may not necessarily make a final decision over Christmas. Additionally, if their financing relies on bank approvals, it’s important to consider that banks often have limited operations or closures between December 24 and January 1, which can potentially impact the buyer’s ability to secure financing during that time. These factors can contribute to delays in the selling process during the holiday season.
These are just 4 disadvantages of selling a house during the holiday season… but there are, in fact, many more. You CAN sell your house during the holiday season but it’s just not very convenient or fast.
Fortunately, there’s another way to sell and that’s how we can help…