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7 Reasons the Holidays are a Great Time to Sell Your Home

Jon Wade

Jon and his wife Wendy followed their dream and moved to Steamboat to raise their kids...

Jon and his wife Wendy followed their dream and moved to Steamboat to raise their kids...

Feb 8 3 minutes read

We have conversations on a weekly basis with potential home sellers. Some are ready to list their home for sale now, and some won't be ready for a while. 

This time of year, a common objection we get from home sellers is the holiday/winter a good time to list. Some home sellers buy into the myth that "homes don't sell" during the holidays or winter, while others think that the business and chaos of the holiday season make it a bad time to sell. 

We get great results for our home seller clients this time of year and through the holidays. Here are 7 reasons why the holidays can be a great time to sell your home in the Yampa Valley.

1. BETTER BUYERS

While it is true that we can see a decrease in the number of home buyers in the marketplace this time of year, the home buyers that are in the marketplace during the holidays are more serious buyers. As a home seller, its good to have serious buyers in the market.

2. LOWER INVENTORY

Even though there are fewer buyers, there are also fewer homes for sale. Low inventory is a home seller's best friend and will give us the opportunity to do even more to make your home stand out to target home buyers.

3. BEAT THE RUSH

Once the holidays are over and everyone settles back into their normal routines, guess what happens? We will see an increase in inventory of homes for sale. As a home seller, you'll want your home to be for sale while inventory remains low and beat the rush of inventory that is coming so you don't get lost in the shuffle.

4. BETTER SHOWINGS

Simply put, homes show better during the holidays. The decorations, the lights, the Christmas trees. Buyers absolutely love the staging and decorating of homes this time of year and your home will show incredibly well at a time when emotional purchasing is at its peak.

5. BUYER AVAILABILITY

It's not uncommon for people to have more time off work (and visiting the Yampa Valley see #6 below!) during the holiday season than at other times throughout the year. We typically see home buyers having more time to dedicate to looking at homes during the holiday season. Having your home on the market at a time when buyers are most available, will increase our chances of landing the perfect buyer for your home.

6. ONE OF THE BUSIER TIMES OF YEAR IN STEAMBOAT

The Lodging Barometer, put out by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, historically shows some of the highest visitor traffic of the year surrounding the end of December and beginning of January.  They also have the best potential buyer demographic outside of July. This is a great opportunity for people who are dreaming of moving permanently or finding a place to call their own to see your property!

7. STAY IN YOUR HOME THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS AND INTO THE NEW YEAR

Even if you sell your home during the holidays, we can often negotiate extended occupancy terms that will allow you to remain in your home after it sells.


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