Christmas is just around the corner and if you were hoping to sell your property in the next couple of weeks you need to be aware of the opportunities, and possible obstacles, that selling over the festive season can bring.
This time of year is obviously a very busy time for a lot of people and, in general, you’ll find that there is less real estate activity from buyers and sellers than usual.
But, the real estate market never sleeps and even though some people might choose to hold off on any real estate decisions until after the New Year, there will always be people on the search for a new home and those that sell now could be rewarded.
Most people looking to buy over Christmas tend to be serious purchasers who have deadlines to meet and want to move as quickly as they can. Some might have jobs to start, or want to settle into a home before the next school term begins and so they are keen to lock in a sale, which can give sellers the upper hand in negotiations.
With the Mudgee region being a holiday destination there is also a good chance that buyers will be in town during their Christmas break and hoping to visit some properties while they are here.
Don’t underestimate how long the sales process takes
If you were hoping to sell by the end of the year you’ll need to get in quick. A lot of people forget to factor in the time it takes to do up their property for sale and get professional photos and marketing ready.
For this reason it’s a good idea to start chatting to an agent as soon you have decided to sell so you can get the wheels in motion and ensure that you do everything you need to from the start to help your property sell for maximum value.
The Professionals Mudgee team are happy to help you buy and sell over the festive season and into the New Year, so feel free to get in touch with us to discuss the next steps in your property journey.