Perks Of Selling Your Philly Home Now

Philly Home Sellers

Sell your Philly home this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches in Philadelphia, one of the most common questions among Philly homeowners who want to sell is, should I sell now or wait until spring? The Stephen Sells Philly team understands the dilemma and what’s at stake, so we’re here to help you work through this question and come up with an answer that’s right for you!

First, let’s look at the cons for selling your Philly home now rather than waiting:

  • There are typically fewer buyers looking now than in the spring.
  • This is a busy time of year for people, especially around the holidays.
  • It’s cold! People may be less likely to venture out for showings or open houses.

Okay, not that we got a few cons out of the way, let’s look at the perks to selling now:

  • There is less competition from other sellers. While there may be fewer buyers out now than in the spring, there are also fewer sellers right now! Many homeowners take their homes off the market this time of year, and inventory is low to begin with, so with so little competition, you’re sure to attract active buyers to your listing!
  • Serious buyers are out. Buyers are still serious and eager to buy right now! With home prices and mortgage rates on the rise, buyers want to buy sooner than later. Plus, if they want to reap tax rewards for this year’s taxes, they need to buy before year’s end. Therefore, by selling now, you’ll get fewer casual buyers checking out your home and more serious buyers, ready to make an offer.
  • You’ll work with the best agents. The best Philly real estate agents are up for the challenge of selling this fall and winter! Any agent who tells you it’s a bad time of year to sell isn’t an agent you want to work with. An experienced agent knows how to adapt seasonally and can offer suggestions on how to stage right now. Our Stephen Sells Philly team is always up for a challenge and is ready to help you get your home sold!
  • You can use holidays to your advantage. It gets dark early now. The holidays are a great excuse for lighting up your Philly home during a dark time of year! Stage your home with a few neutral holiday decorations and you’ll stand out to potential buyers. Show them how cozy your home can feel in the winter, and they’ll be ready to buy and host a holiday gathering! We can help you with this.

More perks for selling right now include quick transactions, as there is less activity among mortgage lenders, agents, inspectors, etc. right now, and low mortgage rates, meaning if you are looking to sell and move up, now is the time to do it! Plus, Philly has TONS of holiday events going on this time of year, so people will be out and about. They can pop into an open house while they’re at it!

The Stephen Sells Philly real estate team is here to help you sell this fall and winter, so if you’re ready, or you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Stephen Ferguson, REALTOR | 267.377.9344 Mobile | 215.558.2429 Office
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