Fall is in the air! Ok…not really. As I write this the “feels like” temperature is 94 degrees. But the holiday season is upon us and there are a few things you need to know if you still want to make a move in 2017.
There are a lot of reasons to sell your Orlando home at this time of year. After years of experience here are the top 4 reasons why it is the best time of year to move.
1.) You have time off to move and the weather is nice!
If you have children there is a break from school and you can coordinate your move around that time. Even if you don’t have children, you may have the ability to take more time off around this time of year making it easier to pack and move. The weather is a bonus! If you have ever packed and carried boxes in the heat of summer, you know what I mean.
2.) You have less competition if you as a home seller.
Many homeowners will take their homes off the market because they believe it’s not a good time to sell or it is an inconvenient time to sell. The stats reveal otherwise. Every year there is a peak in sales in the month of December. Take advantage of that busy season by listing at least 60-45 days before the end of the year. Yes it may be more inconvenient if you have guests for Thanksgiving, but there is no convenient time to show your home if you are living there.
3.) Buyers are Serious
Buyers who are hoping to close by the end of the year have a deadline. They have a greater sense of urgency and make strong offers to meet their deadline. It’s a great time to be a seller.
4.) Tax Benefits!
Many buyers want to close by December 31st so they are able to claim homestead exemption on the property for the following year. Again they are serious buyers! If you are selling and buying at the same time, you want to also close before the end of the year for the same exact reason.
Whatever your reason for wanting to sell now, you need to understand that to take advantage of this market and timing you need to list asap. If you’re interested in selling your home in the next few months call me today at 407-494-2820 or email me at kathryn@ThinkLiveBe.com to get started with your move!