December 2017 Market Watch

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The Advantage Of Selling And Buying A Home During The Holidays


    The holiday season is upon us. We know what this means for us personally - great fun with family and friends. Selling and buying a home during the holidays can offer many advantages. Buyers seeking homes are often more serious and there can be less competition with fewer homes actively marketed, which may benefit both sides. If you are on the fence about listing hour home, you may not realize it, but it can be an opportune time of the year to make that move. If you are a buyer, then consider yourself lucky because you may have less competition for coveted homeownership status. Following are some of the key advantages of holiday home selling and buying.

    Motivated Buyers And Sellers:  People who are house hunting this season usually have a good reason, mostly out of necessity or opportunity. Many buyers this time of year have a timeline, like a relocating deadline for a new job or transfer, investors on tax deadlines or simply those looking to downsize or upsize. Buyers and sellers during the holidays are typically focused on moving and moving fast.

    Less Competition:  There is a belief that putting your home on the market during the harried holiday season may leave it sitting long after ringing in the New year. Just as there are sellers seeking to make a move during this time of year, there are buyers looking for a home. With many people on holiday breaks visiting their families and friends, there can also be less competition that may place both home sellers and buyers at an advantage.

    Holiday Cheer Adds Curb Appeal:  For many, the holidays are a favorite time of year because of the festive lights and decorations. Many homes are looking their best. Celebratory decorations and a decluttered environment is the recommended approach.

    Reliable Affiliated Agents:  An experienced and committed agent can relieve much stress and help provide peace of mind to enjoy the holiday season to its fullest. Finding a local agent who will go above and beyond to sell or find your home may be easier than you think.

    If you are considering listing your property or purchasing your new home, call me today or visit my profile page on I can provide guidance and advise you on what you need to know so you can make the best possible decision for your real estate needs.

    Al Fross is a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sales Associate based in the Bedminster/Bridgewater office. Al has lived in the Bradley Gardens section of Bridgewater since 1993 and has been an active volunteer in many recreational and community organizations including serving as a current member of Bridgewater’s Board of Adjustment and as past Chairman of the Township’s Planning Board. His knowledge of the Bridgewater and surrounding areas makes him the perfect “partner” when selling your existing property or buying your

new home.