The Advantage of Selling Your Home at Years End

There is no place like home for the holidays, and this time of the year many people are focused on the upcoming celebrations. However, did you know this is actually a great time to sell your home? There are many advantages to selling your home in Calgary Alberta at the very end of the year. Here are just a handful, according to experts:

  1. Buyers are more serious! Investopedia writes, "if your house is up for sale in the winter and someone is looking at it, chances are that person is serious and ready to buy. Anyone shopping for a new home between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is likely going to be a serious buyer—they aren’t going to spend their precious time around the holidays seeing how the other half lives. Putting your home on the market at this time of year and attracting a serious buyer can often result in a quicker sale."
  2. In December inventory levels typically dip, which means when you list your home there will be more buyer attention. This is particularly true this year in Calgary. The Calgary Real Estate Board reports, "inventories fell to the lowest level reported in November since 2005" (you can read the full report by clicking here!) So, let Team Ken Richter get your home listed and in front of buyers! 
  3. The holidays are warm, cozy, and inviting! With neighbourhoods and homes decorated, buyers will be feeling nostalgic and wanting to create their own special Christmas memories in their own home. Everyone wants to feel cozy and content during the holiday season, so your sweet abode will be even more inviting. So many carols sing about wanting to be home for Christmas, and you can offer someone that.
  4. The end of the year brings changes! Investopedia writes, "another good reason is timing. The end of the year is typically the time when people get notified they will be moving because of a job transfer, or perhaps an offer comes through from another company that's just too good to pass up.
    Those people are going to need a home sooner rather than later and, as a result, they'll be hunting for a new home during the holidays. These buyers can’t wait for spring."
  5. Taxes. Buying at the end of the year gives people significant tax breaks for that calendar year, before the next one begins. And who can pass up a good tax break?

Bottom line? There are plenty of great reasons homes get sold right at the end of the year. It's not too late; contact Ken Richter directly at 403-630-6363 to receive a complimentary home evaluation, and let's get your property listed!

Happy holidays!

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