Selling Your Home in December
Winter has officially arrived! If you have been considering making a move in the New Year, there are a few good reasons why you should think about listing sooner than later. Most people automatically think about the spring as the “right” time to sell. The truth is, each season has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Serious buyers have less to choose from. Listing your home in December guarantees a captive audience. There is still a large pool of qualified buyers waiting to find the right home, and with a limited selection available, they are ready to make a move as soon as the right property comes on the market.
You may have fewer showings, but the buyers mean business. The spring market is loaded with casual house hunters – people who are thinking of making a move, but really have no sense of urgency. Listing in the winter will help you avoid the “tire kickers”. The people that brave the cold and snow to come see your home are serious about making a move.
More days off means more time to look at homes. It’s tough to make time to book showings during the winter time. Most people are required to work a full day, and by the time they are off work, its dark outside. Many buyers will take advantage of their holidays to check out homes during the daytime.
December is the perfect time to capture the re-locators. It’s no secret that hundreds of people are heading to Calgary because of their careers. Many companies hire new people to start in the New Year, and listing your house puts your property front and center in their search for a new home.
Selling now puts you in a great position to buy in 2015. There is often a surge of new listings after the New Year begins. Selling your home now will help you put a competitive offer on your next property. You can buy with confidence knowing exactly how much equity you have from your current home.
Are you buying or selling a home in Calgary? Do you want an agent who has the enthusiasm and energy to get things done, with your best interests in mind at all times? Contact me at 403-617-8758, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.kellymacdonald.ca and let's make good things happen!
About Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald is a Realtor® with The Real Estate Company in Calgary, where she has been living (and loving it!) since she was 10. Kelly offers her clients a unique mix of youthful vigor, creativity and technical and design savvy on one hand, and professionalism and transactional expertise from her business degree and strong administrative background on the other. Kelly is also a devoted wife and mother of two, with whom she finds time from her busy schedule to play scrabble and walk by the beautiful lake of their home in Southeast Calgary.