During the winter holidays, thoughts traditionally turn to home and hearth but not to listing and selling. Because the residential market remains strong across North Texas, the season of celebrating may also be the perfect time to sell. The agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty can tell you many reasons why, including these top five.
Only serious buyers are out. At the holidays, the marketplace is full of legitimate potential homebuyers: Sellers won’t be bothered or inconvenienced by mere “lookers.” Also, agents can easily hold showings and open houses around holiday schedules.
There is less competition. Housing supply shrinks around the holiday season, making the choices for buyers more limited. Unlike the spring market, there is less competition for the many buyers looking for a new home in North Texas.
End-of-year tax advantages. From homestead exemptions to mortgage interest deductions, selling by the end of the year can make sound financial sense for many homeowners. The 500-plus agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, working from 10 offices across the area, are knowledgeable advisors for those considering the best time to make a move.
The process will be quicker. The slower market means that banks are not inundated with purchase and refinancing loan requests — cutting timelines and frustration levels for buyers and sellers. Plus, today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting preapproved for their mortgage financing. This makes the entire selling process much faster.
Homes are dressed for the season. It’s easy for holiday homebuyers to envision making their own memories in a new home that is warm, welcoming and trimmed to perfection.
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