If you’re ready to sell your home, but its the holiday’s, should you go forward? That’s a great question! In this blog post, we’re sharing 4 disadvantages of selling a house during the holiday season, which applies to sellers anywhere in the 64133 zip code area and other surrounding areas…
There are many theories about when the best time to sell your house might be. In many cases in and around the 64133 zip code area, spring is best, summer and fall are second best, and winter is okay… with the holiday season being potentially the most difficult time to sell.
There are several reasons why this might not be the best fit for yourself, or your buyers!
4 Disadvantages Of Selling A House During The Holiday Season
#1. Selling during the holidays can be disruptive to your holiday plans
During the holiday’s many people look forward to being inside of their home, sitting around the fire, cooking, playing games with friends and family, watching holiday movies and just generally being cozied up inside! It is a real pain in the butt to have to pack up all of your things and leave the property for a showing.
#2. Selling during the holidays can be messy
As we all know, it can be hard to keep your home clean in Kansas City during the winter. All of the snow, salt, ice and mud gets tracked into the home regularly. This problem is only made worse with random people coming into and looking at the property during this time.
#3. Selling during the holidays can be cold
Selling a property has many costs, but one that people often overlook is the increased heating bills during a winter sale. Potential buyers wont think twice, or just wont remember, to keep windows and doors shut as they tour the home. This can lead to some high gas bills!
#4. Selling during the holidays can cause delays
You’re looking to sell your property, and because you’re selling during the less than ideal season you’re likely needing to sell the home quickly! But buyers and other people involved in the sale have their own agenda and timelines. They may want to work around holiday plans, or not make a decision until after the holidays. Additionally, companies like your lender and title company may not be open for several days around Christmas and New Years which can cause further delays.
These are just 4 disadvantages of selling a house during the holiday season… but there are, in fact, many more. You CAN sell your house during the holiday season but it’s just not very convenient or fast.
Fortunately, there’s another way to sell and that’s how we can help…