Okay, you’ve got to look for a new home…now. Maybe you have heard that selling a home during the holiday season isn’t the best idea. What does that mean for you now that you have to start your search during the Christmas holidays? Well, we are here to tell you that purchasing a home late in the year or early into the next could actually work for you! This is great news for any of you out there who are worried that you won’t be able to find a suitable residence for your family.
A Mother’s Touch Movers knows that trying to find the perfect home in a time crunch can be a stressful experience for anyone. This is especially true added to the weight that the holiday season seems to force upon us. With all the parties, gatherings, and extra-circular activities, searching for a new home isn’t on most people’s wish list. However, this could be a great time to find the perfect home. Here’s why:
We’ve recently discussed the pros for selling a home during the holidays. Sellers during this time are often highly motivated to get their house off the market as quickly as possible. For buyers, this means that homes are priced right. You may have to deal with a limited supply, but that doesn’t mean you cannot find a great deal on a home you love. One thing to keep in mind is that every real estate market is different.
Here in Brevard County, FL, we are still in the midst of a seller’s market, meaning there is a limited supply for buyers to choose from. Don’t let this get you down! The other side of this coin is that buyers who list during the winter months are usually coming from a place of need not want. This means the desire to sell their homes is one of necessity. They generally list their homes at a desirable price and are more willing to work with a buyer, you!
We may be in a seller’s market in Brevard, but that does not mean that you can’t find a home. In fact, this is the time of year when many don’t want to deal with the hassle of looking for a home. This translates into less competition for you, the home buyer. We have seen homes go into bidding wars recently in our area due to high demand. If you are willing to buy during the holiday season, you are less likely to experience something like this making buying a home much easier.
End of Year
If you find a home you love, know that Realtors and sellers are ready to close before year-end. This can make the entire process move at a faster pace. Realtors want to report commissions before December 31 and sellers want to move on with their lives. Another factor to consider is that now is the time of year that furniture stores and outlets offer tremendous deals. This makes closing quickly a high priority.
Whether you find your perfect house in Melbourne, Palm Bay, or Viera, once you’ve closed on your new home call A Mother’s Touch Movers to help you with all your packing and moving needs!