If you’re looking to buy a home, you may be wondering when the best time to do so is. Most people would probably say spring or summer, when everyone’s yards look their best and the weather is perfect for open houses, but have you ever considered looking during the holidays? It sounds a bit daft, after all that’s the time of year when most of us are at our busiest and the weather is at its worst, but buying real estate then has some real advantages.
There’s less competition from other buyers, and sellers with homes on the market that time of year are more willing to make compromises and work with buyers.
If you’re willing to brave the winter weather and carve some time out of your busy holiday schedule, you could find some real bargains! Another perk of looking at homes this time of year is that many sellers, aware of the difficulties of traveling in bad weather and during busy holiday times, add walk through videos to their listings as a virtual open house. You can tour the home from the comfort of yours and ask all the questions you want.
So take a look at what’s on the market this holiday season and you just might get the best holiday present ever.