House Hunting During the Holidays
Posted November 09, 2014


During the upcoming holiday season (November and December) we all hopefully have a chance to enjoy time off, get together with family and friends, and maybe enjoy receiving as well as giving gifts. But is this a good time of the year to look for a home?

Keaton-Barrow Realty says yes, if you make sure to remember the following.

Although sellers tend to avoid the year end because of the shorter days and holidays, a seller who places their home on the market during these times of year most likely needs to sell. If the determined house hunter finds the right home, they can use the seller’s urgency to their advantage, subsequently meeting the needs of both buyer and seller.

Although there may be a limited supply of homes on the market at this time of year, there are some strategies that could assist in helping you find available ones.

One strategy would be to have your realtor check on homes that were up for sale in the past but were not sold and eventually taken off the market. They may also be able to search for homes that are being prepped for sale but not yet on the market.

You'll be in a more favorable position as a buyer during the holiday season because there will be less competition.

With fewer homes on the market you may need to lower your expectations, but with your realtors help and some patience during this time of year, the right home may still be waiting for you. Happy Holidays!

Posted By: Michelle Keaton-Barrow
November 09, 2014 09:38 PM




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