Shopping for a new home during the holidays may not be conventional, but it can mean finding your home sweet home quickly, easily, and for a far better price. Spring and summer tend to see the bulk of home sales, but it doesn’t mean they’re the best times to buy a house.
Let’s explore the advantages of buying a house around the holidays.
Homes are priced to sell
Most of the houses you’ll find on the market during winter will be holdovers from the previous seasons. At this point, homeowners may be desperate to sell and will likely be willing to compromise on their asking price.
Fewer buyers on the market
You’ll have less competition when house-hunting around during the holiday season. This will give you an edge in bidding and make it easier for you to negotiate a lower price.
Professionals are available
December is usually the slowest month of the year for home sales and this can work to your advantage. Your real estate agent will have plenty of time to show you homes, and the various professionals you’ll need to hire during the home-buying process will be able to serve you promptly as well.