4 Reasons To Sell Or Buy During The Holidays

We often hear that spring or summer is the prime time to get your home on the real estate market and while it's true lots of homes are sold during this time, listing your home or looking for a home during the holidays or in the winter is not as taboo as some would lead you to believe. Did you know Fran Campbell Team has had large success selling homes in the winter and there are actual benefits to listing or looking for a home during the holidays. If you've missed out on the real estate scramble of the spring and summer, start your home search today with a specialized real estate agent at Fran Campbell Team. Here are some of the top reasons why you shouldn't avoid listing your home, or looking for a home, right now!

Buyers Never Stop Looking

You may have been told that the real estate market comes to a standstill during the holidays or in the winter, but we're here to tell you, that's not the case. The Lake of the Ozarks real estate market thrives year-round, and that does include the holiday season. Serious buyers never stop looking, and a serious seller will keep their home or property on the market all year long. The holidays bring out the buyers and sellers that are determined. 


Inventory and Competition

While typically, home inventory is largest during the spring and summer months, the local MLS always has homes and properties listed. Fall and winter will have properties available, but the number of properties may be lower. If you are willing to modify your needs and search criteria, you can be sure to find a property that will fit your housing needs throughout the year.

Despite the fact that inventory may be lower in the fall and winter, people still list their homes, especially if they are serious sellers. During this time, you might also find less competition. It's likely the fall and winter will create less scenarios of multiple offers on one property, enabling buyers and sellers to have more time to think about offers. Less competition guarantees that you're not making a rushed decision when you find the perfect property. 


Affordability

This specifically affects buyers. Prices do tend to fall slightly in the fall and winter when the market has cooled down a bit and you may find more serious sellers are keen to sell. But that's not to say if you list your home in the fall you're going to have to drastically reduce the price in order to sell your property. While it's possible it may sit on the market a bit longer, fall and winter sales do happen. 

Homes Look and Feel Charming

There's something warm and inviting about a decorated home, or a home that feels cozy, and people who list their homes in the fall and winter can take advantage of decorating their homes for the holidays - tastefully, of course.

Don't feel put off when thinking about selling your property during the holidays or in the winter. There are ways to use the season to your advantage. Fran Campbell Team is confident that with our home selling strategies we can advise you and help sell your home as quickly as possible. Ready to list or buy? Our Lake of the Ozarks real estate professionals are dedicated to serving YOU and will make your real estate journey positive and successful. Contact our office today. 





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