The holiday season is a busy time for everyone, including realtors. If you’re a realtor who is looking to close some deals before the end of the year, you need to be prepared to answer some common questions from clients. Here are some of the most popular questions we get this time of year and our answers to help you out!
Q: I’m thinking of selling my house. Is it a good time to list during the holidays?
A: It’s actually a great time to list your home during the holidays! Less homes are on the market which means buyers are more interested in the houses that *are* on the market. There’s also typically less competition from other sellers. So if you’re thinking of selling, the holidays may be a great time to do it!
Q: I’m not sure I’m ready to sell yet. When is the best time to list my house?
A: The answer to this question really varies depending on your specific situation and what’s going on in the housing market. Generally speaking, you’ll want to list when inventory is low and demand is high. You can talk to your real estate agent to get a better idea of when would be the best time for you to list.
Q: I just bought a house. Can I decorate for the holidays even though I don’t technically own it yet?
A: Yes! You can absolutely decorate for the holidays even if you haven’t officially closed on the property yet. Just be sure to check with your lender first to make sure there aren’t any restrictions on decorating (for example, they may not allow you to put up certain types of decorations if your home is considered “historic”). Other than that, have fun and go crazy with your holiday decorations!
Q: I’m not sure I can afford a home right now. What are my options?
A: There are a few things you can suggest to someone in this situation. First, they may be able to afford a less expensive home than they think by getting creative with their financing options. Second, they could consider renting out part of their home to help offset the cost of ownership. Finally, they could look into government programs that offer financial assistance for first-time homebuyers.
Q: I’m not sure I’m ready to buy a home right now. What should I do?
A: If someone tells you this, chances are they just need more information before they feel comfortable making such a big purchase. Sit down with them and go over the basics of purchasing a home so that they have a better understanding of the process and what’s involved. You could also recommend that they attend one of your open houses so that they can get a better feel for what’s on the market right now.
We hope these answers helped address some of the questions you may have had about selling or buying a home during the holiday season. If you have any other questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We’re always happy to help in any way we can. Wishing you all a happy and prosperous holiday season!