Placing a home on the market with the objective of achieving a closed sale before 2014 is a worthwhile goal and still quite doable. Homes that are promoted over the holiday season are viewed by buyers who are determined and sincere. The Realtors who commit to working the holiday season expect to initiate and close sales before the beginning of the New Year. Buyers looking for homes this time of year are more frequently pre-qualified and prepared to submit a deposit and perform on a tight schedule. The short fuse of this goal supports momentum, energy and desire that will not fade before close of escrow. Because Realtors are working with fewer and more qualified buyers, the focus is more resolute. Buyers, sellers and Realtors, the stakeholders who stand to benefit from end of year closings are getting qualified for loans, putting homes on the market and booking real property showings to prepare for an exciting 2014.
Experienced Realtors expect to put in long hours over the holidays. Showings and open houses scheduled before, after and on Black Friday are less in number but more effective as far as producing sales. Only the most serious are shopping for homes this time of year and real estate professionals tend to be more dedicated to those who will most certainly boost year-end sales totals. Although homes are viewed less overall, those looking to buy are envisioning a move-in and will work hard to make it happen before the New Year.
Aggressively marketing a home before year end is an opportunity to avoid another uncertain time of higher interest rates which will undoubtedly occur in 2014. Higher interest rates will reduce the amount of qualified buyers. It is expected that the number of homes for sale will increase at the beginning of the New Year and sellers will be competing with one another for the same buyers. Realtors recommend making the sale now before competition will decrease the odds for a quick closing. The past few years have demonstrated a volatile market and have shown us all how quickly conditions can change. A fast close before the end of the year will reduce the risk of market fluctuations which affect otherwise good real estate sales. For sellers considering another real estate purchase, a closed sale will expedite other opportunities.
It can be very challenging to market a home during the holidays but it is also a time that many homes look their best. To close a real estate sale before 2014, call Jillian Batchelor at 702-823-3801 or contact us online at: www.LasVegas1RealEstate.com and make an appointment today.