Selling Your Decatur Home During the Holidays

Decatur Home with front porch decorated for the holidays

Most homeowners considering the sale of their home in Atlanta or Decatur plan to to sell in the spring, rather than in the winter months.  The weather is generally milder, trees and flowers are in bloom, and there are more prospective buyers are looking for homes in the spring.

There are several compelling reasons, however, why selling your home during the holidays might make sense.  First of all, fewer homes are on the market, which  means the buyers looking during this time are serious buyers.

  • ​Buyers often have more time during the holidays to look for a new home, as work demands ease.
  • During the holiday period between Thanksgiving and New Years, most homes show at their best with all the holiday glitter and decorations in place. A lighted tree, candles in the window and a table set with family china for a feast can be an inviting scene.  No other time of year can complete with the glorious output we present in our homes at this time of year.
  • As there are fewer homes on the market at this time and less competition, a higher selling price may be achieved.
  • There may also be some tax advantages for buyers who purchase before the end of the year, so serious buyers may be anxious to close during this time.

If your home is show-ready now, why wait until spring to sell?  Selling your Decatur home during the holiday season may work to your advantage.  Most homes show better, are cleaner, and smell better during the holidays.  What festive images will a buyer envision when they view your holiday-staged home?

They may be picturing themselves living in your home during the next holiday season!

Atlanta Decatur Homes

Atlanta Decatur Homes is a full-service real estate company serving Buyers and Sellers for over 25 years in neighborhoods around Emory University and Decatur, Georgia. We also provide experienced property management services in the Emory area. We look forward to the possibility of working together!

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