One of the most frequent questions I get this time of year from potential sellers and current sellers is: "Is it a good time to sell my home with all the holidays coming up?" I tell them, just ask my team! We put 6 homes under contract this week alone as people scurry to get into a home for the holidays - OR if they are building a home, they want to be in it by next spring/early summer. It takes about 6 months to build a home so you need to start soon, which means you need to sell your house and get into a rental pretty quickly!! The only buyers actually in the Market looking at homes this time of year are serious buyers. The inventory of homes for sale may be less, but only truely motivated buyers and sellers are in the market right now. Personally, I tend to always buy in the fall.
If you are thinking of making a move as a buyer and want to be in a home to enjoy the holidays, you need to be shopping now and have a house under contract before the 1st of December. We know lenders who can close you in 3 weeks if you are a strong buyer and able to quickly give the lender everything they need.
For our sellers, even if the house doesn't sell by Christmas, many buyers ask their family for money for a new house instead of gifts so they will be in the market the first of the year.
Don't delay! Let's get your home on the market for those buyers who are ready to go!