Why you shouldn't take the For Sale boards down over the summer holiday period.
Have you noticed how all the For Sale boards in the suburbs seem to disappear the minute that schools close for the December break? This generally doesn’t happen because everyone’s gone away, or because estate agents also feel like a holiday, but because home sellers have the impression that buyers don’t go property shopping in the festive season and that it is thus a waste of time to try to sell during this period.
However, this is really not true. In fact, the summer holidays are often particularly busy home-buying times – and not only in SA’s beautiful coastal towns and cities – because this is when those who have been transferred for work and those who want to move to live closer to certain schools and those who want to buy for any other reason are most likely to have the time off to find a new home
The reduced number of homes available for prospective buyers to view means there is less competition for their attention and actually increases the chance of achieving a sale if you keep your home on the market during the holidays.
Some other things to consider before you give your home a “rest” during the festivities are the following:
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