3 Reasons to Sell Your Home in Fairbanks During the Holidays

Now that Thanksgiving is said and done, the craziness of the holiday season will really start to pick up. On top of your day-to-day responsibilities, you’re now expected to host cocktail parties, cross names off of your shopping list, and make time for visiting with out-of-town guests. When a slew of holiday stressors are added to your already overflowing list of to-do’s, trying to sell your home in Fairbanks probably seems downright overwhelming. However, there are some unique advantages to keeping your home for sale in the Alaskan real estate market over the holidays. If you’re thinking about putting a hold on your efforts and re-listing your property in 2014, we encourage you to take a look at the following points first:

  1. More motivated buyers
    Any buyer who is persistent with their home search from Thanksgiving through New Years is serious about making a purchase. Whether they are relocating to start a new job in 2014, or are in a rush to buy a home in Fairbanks for tax purposes, homebuyers with a sense of urgency are the ones you and your Fairbanks real estate agent will want to target.
     
  2. Less competition in the Alaskan real estate market
    If your home is currently listed for sale, you’ve probably considered removing it from the Alaskan real estate market during the holidays. You’re not the only one! Many homeowners will wait to list their homes in 2014, or for the busy spring real estate market. Take advantage of this time when you won’t have to compete with dozens of other homes to get buyers’ attention.
     
  3. Your Fairbanks home looks picture-perfect
    When it comes to boosting your curb appeal and staging your home for sale, the holidays work in your favor. Do your best to give your home’s interior a cozy and warm ambience with the help of your fireplace and seasonal decorations. Outdoors, holiday lights set against gently falling snow will make your home appealing and inviting to prospective buyers. Just make sure to keep your driveway and walkways free of snow and ice.

There’s no doubt that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can add stress to your home selling experience. In between visiting with family members, running errands, and getting your home ready for Christmas, having prospective homebuyers parade through your living room can throw a wrench in your holiday cheer. However, the good news is that most buyers are extra motivated to make a purchase. Plus, there are fewer homes on the market this time of year. If you’re ready to kick your home selling strategy into high gear this season, give us a call at Madden Real Estate. We’d be happy to help you sell your home as we wrap up 2013 and head into the New Year. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000
Wes@WesMadden.com

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