Holiday housing market

There are seven very good reasons why you should consider selling your property during the holiday season.

Although the winter holiday season is when many people get together to enjoy the comfort of their homes, this time of the year is considered as one of the best seasons for selling a house. 

At this point, you may be wondering, 'Why would I try to sell my house over the holidays?'

Here’s why!

1. Serious buyers
People who look for homes in Vernon over the holiday season are more serious about buying. Otherwise they would be focusing on Christmas and keeping warm. The ones who are out there, although not as many, need to buy.

2. Fewer options available
Many people take their homes off the market come autumn, which gives you a competitive advantage. In other words, with low competition, you can be one of the few real estate options available to the serious buyers.

3. Decorations, decorations, decorations
Most people feel amazed and delighted when they see a well-decorated home at Christmas. During the holidays, your home shows as lively and more attractive, because it is filled with Christmas spirit.

4. Show off the spirit of Christmas
The Christmas holidays reflect love and caring, and this can be your unique value when including your home in the Okanagan real estate opportunities. Your neighbourhood will be decorated, and bright with Christmas lights, so you can easily motivate a buyer by showing them how creative your neighbours are. And usually everyone is in a good mood.

5. It's a holiday season
People have more time to look for homes when they’re off for the holidays than during a regular working week.

6. Tax reasons
Many people are obliged to buy a new home before the year ends for tax purposes, which can be a great opportunity for you. 

7. Earn more
The plethora of real estate opportunities in Vernon lets you think smart when selling your house over the holidays. You could earn more and actually delay the closing or extended occupancy until early next year. During the spring, a large number of houses will be on the market, meaning plenty of competition. Selling over the holidays can give you the opportunity to make more money, and before the market is flooded with homes.

Happy Christmas selling!

For more information on selling over the holidays, or any time at all – contact the Salt Fowler Team at RE/MAX Vernon at 250.549.7258 and ‘Just Add Salt!’

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About the Author

Lisa Salt is a Vernon born Realtor® who, along with her husband Gord Fowler from Calgary, lead one of the most successful and dynamic real estate teams in the North Okanagan. 

An international clay target shooting champion, Lisa brought the attributes of hard work and diligent focus to the real estate industry to create the success she and her team have today. 

To experience the local knowledge and expertise that only someone born and raised in the Okanagan can offer, call Lisa today and 'Just Add Salt'.

Website link:   http://www.saltfowler.com

Contact e-mail address:  [email protected]


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