If you’ve been wondering if you have to wait until next year to buy a home, you’re in luck.
The truth is that buying a home at the holidays is possible and it doesn’t have to be a hassle.
A great agent will walk you through a streamlined homebuying process. But today we’re going to focus on the things you need to know to buy a home this time of year.
You may just find that this is the right time for you to make the move, so let’s dive in.
Be Willing To Be Bold
Not everyone knows this is a great time to buy a house. And not everyone is up for the experience of working on a home purchase during the holidays.
While the steps are the same no matter when you buy, being bold enough to take the leap this time of year means you won’t be at many (if any) crowded open houses or waiting days to schedule to see a home because too many people are clamoring to visit.
And if you're willing to go against the status quo a bit, you could have an amazing chance to find homes that you might not see again and, naturally, find the one that’s right for you.
Be Ready To Get Moving
Once you’ve decided to buy a home this season, get ready to get it done.
One thing you’ll find with most home sellers this time of year is that they’re willing to get things done quickly so they can complete the transaction before the end of the year.
This can mean less beating around the bush, fewer contentious negotiations, and a smoother process for everyone.
It also means you could be sitting in your new home on New Years Eve and toasting to your accomplishment as the clock strikes midnight.
While not every holiday home buying transaction happens at warp speed, if you’re not up for the run around, you could be in luck when you buy your home this time of year.
Take Advantage of Sales
It’s not just home sellers who are motivated to move this time of year.
Whether you want that new bedroom set or that warm winter comforter, one of the benefits of buying a home around the holidays is that you get to take advantage of a whole host of sales on things you’ll need to decorate and furnish your home.
Closet organization companies and other service providers also tend to run special pricing events toward the year’s end and as a new homeowner, you’ll be able to make the most of those sales.
Get an Agent Who’s Into It
Buying a home this time of year might not feel like it’s for everyone. But it can be. The real difference maker here, in our experience, is the agent.
Not every agent wants to work as much during this season. But finding one who does, that can have a big impact on your buying experience.
Our most important tip for buying a home this time of year is to find a buyer’s agent who’s into it. Someone who really wants to help you buy a home, regardless of season.
Tamara loves helping clients buy homes this time of year (and not just because of fool-proof excuses for apple cider and hot chocolate).
So, if you’re ready to explore what it would be like to get your home buying experience started, you can reach out to her here.