The official start to the Christmas season is the day after Thanksgiving, although some people think it’s months before. The four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually spent shopping, decorating, and planning for the upcoming holiday. Amongst the holiday parties and gift ideas, rarely does buying a home cross our minds. Why buy a home when you’re busy with the hustle and bustle that comes with the holidays? There are many reasons you may not have realized as to why you should buy a home before Christmas. Here are the top five reasons why the best time to buy a home is between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Fewer People are Buying
This is one of the biggest reasons to buy during this time of the year is because you will be one of the only people buying. This may set off alarms in your head as to why are you the only one buying, why is no one else? That’s because all those other people didn’t read this and realize that this is prime time to buy. You will have zero competition, that means you won’t be caught in a bidding war. The offer you place on a home will most likely be taken because the seller literally has no other offers. You may even get away will a price lower than you expected. Prices are already typically lower in December anyway.
Sellers are Motivated
People who put their homes on the market this time of the year do so for a good reason. Sellers are serious and motivated. Many times it’s for tax purposes, they need to sell their home before the year’s end or for personal reasons. So next time you see a for sale in front of a home, don’t be shy and feel as if you’re intruding. That for sale sign is a welcome sign for serious buyers like yourself. Take advantage of their urgency.