You might have questions about selling your house throughout the holiday season. It’s a good question, and it might make you wonder. Lots of people try to sell their house during this time, so take it from the ones who have tried, it’s not as merry as the season itself. In this post we’ll try and educate you more about selling your house during this time period.
You might be moving and you need to sell your house. One of the questions you might have, like many other people, is when’s the best time to sell your house? Most say that spring is the best time to sell a house, followed by summer and fall, and then winter comes last. It’s also said that the holiday season is particularly hard to sell through.
Selling throughout the holidays will get in the way of your plans
This is a special time when you go visit family that you wouldn’t normally get to see, or appreciate time with the people you’re normally around even more. The point is, you’re spending time with loved ones, and enjoying being together. You might be having a dinner with extended family, or enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate while watching your favorite classic Christmas movie. What if your realtor calls and says you need to show the house? You don’t really have an option but to stop this memory in the making, just to show your house.
2. It can get messy selling around this time
Most areas get a lot of precipitation during the winter. If you’re in one of these areas that means people looking at your house tracking in snow or rain constantly. Don’t forget about all the mud, dirt, and slush that come with this. Now anytime you want to show the house you know you’ll have to go through afterwards and clean up anywhere they’ve gone through. Who wants to have to do that?
3. It can be cold selling through the holidays
Though this may sound like a little thing, it’s not. Because you’re sacrificing your own comfort and the comfort of your family just so somebody can take a walk through your house. They often leave open doors as they wander inside and out. Who ends up paying for all of that in the electricity bill? I can tell you now, it’s not them. The sad thing is, there’s not really anything you can do about it.
4. There are often delays when selling throughout the holidays
You want to sell your house, and you want to get it done as soon as possible. However, the folks that are considering buying your house work on their own timetable. That means, you can expect for this process to interrupt your plans during exciting activities, but they probably won’t make their decision over Christmas. Even if they do decide, financing will be even more difficult to get approved because of the holiday schedules of the banks.
These are just four of the problems when deciding to sell a house throughout the holiday season, and there are even more than this. Especially if you’re trying to sell with tenants still in the property. The good news is, you can sell your house during this time and it’s much easier than all of this, and much faster.
“How can I do that” It’s simple. You sell to a cash investor. You might have questions about selling to a cash investors, things like “Will they buy my house for close to asking price?” All you have to do is email or call us, and we will be happy to help in any way that we can.
From the folks at Darrel Buys Houses, we wish you a very merry holiday season.