Why Sell Your Metro DC Home During the Holidays

While many Metro DC residents would love to receive a new home for the holidays, not many are up to the task of selling a home during this time. But don’t be discouraged! Selling a home during the holidays can happen and there are quite a few reasons a home seller may choose to list their property now.

You’re relocating

If your purpose for listing your Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Northern Virginia home is relocation, either out of state or to a new community, it is perfectly fine to sell now. Teaming up with a great real estate agent is half of the battle when listing during the off-season and I am happy to help! Remember, a well-priced home in great condition can sell nearly any time.

Buyers are serious

Home sellers in Metro DC are recognizing that buyers are motivated right now— and there are many of them waiting for the perfect property. With inventory low, you have a chance of standing out among other homes for sale and finding a serious buyer who has a deadline for moving during these holiday months.

The holidays are an emotional time

Think about it— the process of choosing your next place to live is an emotional experience, as are the holidays. Sellers can cozy up their properties, using the scents and sounds of the season, to help buyers feel more at home. Buyers may also have family in town, and children on school vacation, thus giving them more time to house hunt and other opinions to help them choose.

Fewer homes for sale

As mentioned above, there are fewer homes for sale in Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Northern Virginia during the holidays. The majority of DC Metro home sellers are not aware that the holidays can be a lucrative time to sell, given the current real estate market conditions. Listing now can help your home stand out in the community.

Don’t wait until spring to list your home in DC, Maryland, or NoVA! The holidays can be an opportune time as well and as your local real estate agents, we are here to answer any questions you have about selling over the next few months!