We buy houses in Washington DC. If you want to sell your house 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 house during the holiday season, which applies to sellers anywhere in Washington DC….
There are many theories about when the best time to sell your house might be. In many cases in and around Washington DC, 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 House During The Holiday Season
#1. Selling during the holidays can be disruptive to your holiday plans
The holidays are often times when you might have your extended family over for dinner, or maybe a nice quiet evening in with your family, drinking hot chocolate and watching a classic Christmas movie on TV. But if a buyer wants to look at your home, what choice do you have but to pack everything up and leave while the agent shows your house. You also need to ensure your home is staged for a winter sale, which means minimal holiday decorations and ideally no decorations that will exclude cultures.
#2. Selling during the holidays can be messy
If you get a lot of snow or rain in your area during this time of year, open houses and walkthroughs can be extra messy with potential buyers tracking in the snow, ice, mud, and dirt from outside as they wander through your house. It is not very pleasant to clean!
#3. Selling during the holidays can be cold
Selling your home in the winter means buyers constantly walking through your house. They aren’t thinking about your heating bill – so they wander inside and outside, leaving the doors open, even opening up the windows… and you pay for it all. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about it!
#4. Selling during the holidays can cause delays
You want to sell, and you probably prefer to sell quickly. But those potential buyers are on their own timetable. In other words, they may expect you to disrupt your plans for holiday dinners, but they 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 24 and January 1.
These are just 4 disadvantages of selling a house during the holiday season… but there are, in fact, many more. You CAN sell your house 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…
We Buy Washington DC Houses
We buy houses in DC. Do you want to sell your house fast? And not worry about the struggles of selling during the busy holiday season? Great news: The House Guys are local home buyers who help homeowners sell unwanted homes for a fair offer no matter the season or reason! Our cash offers come with zero obligations and are 100% free. If you want to explore all of your home sale options, fill out our form below, or call us at (571) 207-5171. We’ll get in touch to give you an offer on your house.