Real Estate sales tend to drop off during the Holidays, but it is not as bad a time to sell as you might think.

Here is a breakdown of the benefits to selling your home during the Holidays:

Less Competition
Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from which can mean more money for you! With a reduced inventory to look at, your house will likely have more viewers.

Motivated Buyers
Many sellers want to avoid the hassle of showing their home during the Holidays, but there are still plenty of motivated buyers looking in the market. Traditionally, January is the month many people start new jobs. For those in this position, they may not be waiting for Spring to relocate. Some people are needing to purchase a home before the end of the year for tax purposes. Others may be waiting for vacation time to better involve the whole family in their quest for the perfect house. International buyers are gaining in numbers, too. Especially, because Utah has become a world renowned destination for those who enjoy outdoor recreation. This makes the Holiday months a prime opportunity to get top dollar for your house if you're willing to let it happen.

No Need for Staging
Most people automatically decorate for the Holidays, so your home already looks great.Emotion has a huge role in determining which house a person buys and the homey feeling created by Christmas decorations can help your home’s appeal. People are often more optimistic during this time of year as they look forward to the fresh beginning of a new year. If you're concerned about being interrupted by buyers, you can control showings by communicating any restrictions with your Realtor.

The old saying, “Timing is everything”, holds true when selling your house. Why not take advantage of the benefits of listing during the Holiday Season?

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