10 Dec Find a Holiday Real Estate Discount Under the Tree
It’s amazing to think that in just a few short weeks, it will be time to ring in 2013. Before that happens, many people are finalizing their holiday shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were, again, some of the biggest shopping days ever, so it begs the question: is it just electronics, jewelry, and other gifts that you can score a deal on at this time of year? The answer is actually no.
During the holiday season, there are discounts and deals to be had when it comes to real estate, so if you’ve been thinking about shopping for a new home, there really is no better time than the present. The average home seller will reduce their price by approximately $2,000 to $10,000 during the historically slow winter months.
Serious buyers should use the off-season to collaborate with serious sellers who are motivated and willing to work with buyers. If you’re qualified and express interest, chances are you can find a holiday real estate discount.
Many sellers will throw-in things like appliances, flat-screen TVs and more to sweeten the deal. The holiday season can be a wonderful time to purchase a new home because the competition is lower than at other times during the year, the bidding process is usually easier, Realtors® and mortgage lenders have more time to spend with buyers, and the entire process unfolds more quickly than any other time during the year.