by Greg Kiep
on Monday, November 29th, 2021 at 10:55am.
The holiday season is right around the corner! What does this mean in the world of Boston real estate? Nick talks about what you can expect when selling your home during the holidays and also gives a few ideas on how to celebrate the season in the Greater Boston area!
Is selling a home during the holidays a good idea? Is there anything specific to consider for sellers looking to do so?
There are pros and cons to listing your property for sale during the holidays. The biggest con is that some buyers put their search on hold during this time in order to spend time with family, travel, etc. However, in a strong market like the one we are currently in, most buyers are still actively looking for the right property, even during the holiday season.
The biggest pro to listing during the holiday season is that, in most cases, the holiday decor will make your home feel even more warm and inviting to prospective buyers.
What about buyers looking for a home during this time?
I generally recommend that buyers continue their search during the holiday season for a couple of reasons. The first reason is that a seller who decides to list their home during the holiday season is generally a serious seller vs. someone who just wants to “see what they can get”. The second reason is that there is less competition from other buyers so you might be able to get a property without having to go up against 10 other offers!
What activities around the Boston area are not to be missed this holiday season?
One of the biggest holiday attractions going on in Boston is the Snowport in the Seaport neighborhood. This is the 3rd annual Snowport which is billed as “the ultimate holiday destination”. It includes large scale winter games, the Seaport Tree Market, Light Up Searpot, and a European-style holiday market.