It is a well known fact that the real estate market slows down dramatically during the holiday season. Many people believe that putting your house on the market during this time is a bad idea, and will wait for the active spring market before they list. But for some, waiting for a busier real estate market might not be an option. We believe that although traffic of potential buyers does decrease in November through the end of December, the ones who are looking are serious buyers. This is great news for a home sellers brave enough to list during this time. Not only are people viewing the home more likely to make an offer, but the inventory of homes on the market will be vastly reduced so there are fewer homes for these serious buyers to consider. To ensure that motivated buyers are impressed and quickly make an offer, stage your home with a professional home stager.
We staged a home in Brockton, MA that was listed on December 8th, and it received an accepted offer two weeks later on December 22nd– three days before Christmas, when most people are with their families or doing some last minute Christmas shopping. This demonstrates that when you stage your home, it will stand out against the competition and will sell quickly, even during a slow real estate market.