All I want for Christmas is to Sell My Home?
Can you believe we’re already in the HOLIDAY SEASON? Who’s got all their gift shopping done? Hi, I’m Tanja Odzak, Our East Bay Home brokered by eXp Realty… and I sell homes in the East Bay on both sides of the tunnel.
As a seller, you may be asking if it is wise to sell your house during the holidays? In real estate, this is typically the slowest month of the year for buyers and sellers. However, if you are a homeowner that has to sell right now, maybe because of a job relocation, divorce, or perhaps the current size of your home no longer meets your needs, here are some key points you may want to consider to help with your decision:
- You will be getting one step ahead of other sellers. Typically most homeowners will wait until the new year before listing their home due to the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping and gatherings. However, listing your property now will give you the opportunity to get ahead of the competition.
- You will get in front of serious buyers, not just looky-loos. Most buyers searching for property during the holiday season are typically the very serious type. They are not just looky-loos or “just curious” about what’s happening in the market. By listing your property during the holidays, you can be in front of a buyer eager to make a purchase before the end of the year.
- You are in a better position to move up. Remember, it’s easy to get distracted with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, so do not lose sight of why you need to sell in the first place. Maybe it’s because you need a bigger space or a better location for your kids to go to school. Also, keep in mind that today’s seller is in a better position to “move up” due to the amount of equity in their home. According to Corelogic, the average amount of
equity per mortgage holder has climbed to an all-time high of $300,000!!! Which also means we are much less likely to have another housing crash.
So that’s great news!! I hope this information was helpful. And, as always, we’re here to consult you as a trusted advisor and to get you the latest information on the market. Feel free to contact my team and me so we can fill you in on the latest market updates in your local area.
And if you’re thinking about selling, ask me about my tiered home selling plans where you get to pick which real estate services you want and the fee you pay… Most of the them offering my super duper digital marketing that… no one else does in our area. I’m Tanja and I sell houses. I offer simplified and transparent choices!
I’m a Top Producing Realtor® in the OAKLAND / BERKELEY / EAST BAY AREA. I’ve been in the San Francisco East Bay Area since I came up to do my undergrad at UC Berkeley (a long time ago!), with a short stint at UC Davis while getting my Master’s. I take my duties as a Realtor® and Fiduciary very seriously, I enjoy educating my sellers and buyers along the way. Putting People, Before Profit.
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