If you want to sell your condo but it’s the middle of the holiday season, you might be wondering if you should sell. That’s a valid question and, frankly, it makes sense to ask. In this blog post, we’re sharing 4 disadvantages of selling a condo during the holiday season, which applies to sellers anywhere in the Orange County area and other surrounding areas…
There are many theories about when the best time to sell your condo might be. In many cases in and around the Orange County area, spring is best, summer and fall are second best, and winter is okay… with the holiday season being potentially the most difficult time to sell.
4 Disadvantages of Selling a Condo During the Holiday Season
#1. Selling during the holidays can be disruptive to your holiday plans
During the holidays, you’re busy with so many festivities, maybe having your extended family over for dinner, going out to Christmas parties, or spending a quiet evening in with your family watching a classic Christmas movie on TV. Whatever your favorite holiday activities are, if a buyer wants to look at your condo, what choice do you have but to pack everything up and leave while the agent shows your property.
#2. Selling during the holidays can be messy
When the weather outside is frightful, it can be extra messy, with potential buyers tracking in the mud, leaves and dirt from outside as they wander through your condo. It is not very pleasant to clean!
#3. Selling during the holidays can be cold
When you have potential buyers constantly visiting your property, you need to keep your home warm and comfortable, skyrocketing your heating and electric bills.
#4. Selling during the holidays can cause delays
If you’ve decided to sell, you’d probably prefer to sell quickly. Potential buyers, however, are on their own timetable. In other words, they may expect you to disrupt your plans for holiday dinners, but might not make a decision over Christmas. And even if they do, they may not be able to get financing from their bank if their bank shuts down several days between December 24th and January 1st.
These are just 4 disadvantages of selling a condo during the holiday season… but there are, in fact, many more. You CAN sell your condo during the holiday season but it’s just not very convenient or fast.
Fortunately, there’s another way to sell and that’s how we can help…