For nearly 20 years, I’ve helped people successfully buy and sell their homes in tight markets, in slow markets, and yes, even during the most frantic season of all – the holidays! Nothing could be more stressful than selling a home during the holidays, right? WRONG! Today’s market requires your listing to be sellable year-round.
According to Inman News, one of the biggest hurdles that sellers must overcome is the stigma of putting their home on the market during the holidays. Many people are still reluctant to list, or are simply misinformed about the type of buyers looking to make a move during the holiday season. A shortage of inventory means less competition for you, and more opportunities to SELL!
Working in an active resort market, I can attest to the continuous influx of buyers looking to buy and sell at all times of the year, in addition to international buyers who don’t recognize the same holiday calendar that Americans do. What does all this mean? Allow me to do the math for you. Less comparable homes more serious buyers = greater sales prices with fewer days on market. Ca-ching! Now what seller doesn’t want more bang for their buck?
If you are willing to let me do the homework for you, we can come up with a strategic marketing plan geared towards listing your property year-round. And by maximizing every opportunity, despite weather conditions or seasonal holidays, we can increase your chances of getting SOLD! So, what do I tell my clients when they ask if we should try and list over the holidays? Absolutely! That’s my answer every time.
Now, the temps may be dipping outside, but the Vail real estate market is heating up! Currently Vail Valley is experiencing tremendous economic strength with over 163 sold from Oct 1st – Oct 31st, 96 sold from Nov 1st – Nov 30th and 66 new listings in the MLS for the month of November.