As the holiday season comes around, there is so much to do. Shopping, wrapping presents, and traveling are on the minds of many. However, not many people put Springfield, Missouri real estate on the tops of their minds. If you really want to move, but have fallen into the "wait till after the holidays" trap, start to reconsider because the holidays can actually be an ideal time for buying and selling. The end of the year can be a time of change with people moving for new jobs or just wanting a change in lifestyle.
1. More Motivation
This time of year can make everyone's mood and spirits happy, especially home buyers in Springfield, MO. This could make negotiating a bit easier. Buyers and sellers can become a bit more flexible with their pricing. Sellers will want to get their home under contract before the end of the year, particularly if the home has been on the market for awhile. Buyers will want to try and get all moved in before the new year will begin. This time of year is often when you start to see some price reductions and incentives offered, such as paying closing costs. You may just get a nice surprise thrown in, like that furniture you wanted to ask for!
2. Less Competition
The amount of homes for sale in Springfield, MO and actual buyers tends to be lower this time of year. With that being said, those that are out there usually are very serious and motivated. As a seller, this means it’s a great time to have your home stand out. A new Springfield real estate listing will most likely gain immediate interest from those looking to buy. In addition, buyers that have leases ending towards the beginning of the year can be motivated to buy.
3. Networking Opportunities
This time of year is a great time to get to know new people, hang out with friends or relatives you don't see often, and network with friends of friends. What better time with all the holiday gatherings than to spread the word about your home for sale or if you are in the market to find something else to buy? Between all of the events that you and your agent are going to, there's a lot of people that can find out about what you are looking for.
4. Buyers Never Stop Looking Online
The holidays bring many people to online resources. This means that there could be very heavy traffic on real estate websites. After all the presents, celebrating, and hanging out, people are often on their phones and tablets with nothing else to do but look up real estate!
5. Home already on the market or not selling?
Consider changing your price and shifting your strategy. Consult your agent and let them change up your Springfield real estate marketing strategies. Having a new approach will likely help capture attention of new buyers and re-engage those buyers that saw your home before but haven’t found anything yet.
If you have any questions or need advice about a home, you can visit our website at http://www.cbvanguard.com/ or call our office at 417-887-6664.
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