Hello there, Jordan Matin here to talk to you a little bit about Holiday sales. It seems to me that there is a myth, or a belief out there that real estate takes a dive over the fall and winter months. Frankly, this just isn’t true. You mean to tell me that no one sells any real estate for three quarters of the year? Come on, we all know better than that! In fact, historically speaking, December has always been one of my best sales months of the year. People still need to move, no matter the season and we’ve got the numbers to prove it. Here at Matin Real Estate, we sold over $35 million in real estate over the winter months, last year alone!
Now, with all that being said, it is true that there are less properties on the market during the winter and holiday months. This happens for two reasons. First, some sellers don’t want to go on the market because of their kids being in school or some other life experience holding them back. Secondly, a lot of people feel that they won’t get fair market value for their home during the winter/holiday months when actually, it’s the exact opposite. The economic principle of supply and demand says that less homes on the market means a higher demand for those homes. People need to move no matter what and buyers are extremely motivated over the winter. In fact, last year in the tri county area there were over 1,700 home sales each month. That’s a huge amount of real estate and as you can see, there’s plenty of business happening no matter what the season is. In fact, there are some cases where you can actually sell your home for more money during the winter, than you can during the summer!
Now, let’s say that you’re dead set on selling after the holidays. Well, that’s okay! We have a team and a staff set up so that we can get all the contracts signed and the marketing material prepared in order to hit the ground running when you’re ready to put the home on the market. Now, with that said I just want to make sure that you understand that just because it’s a little wet outside and people are putting up their Christmas lights, it doesn’t meant that you need to pull your home off the market or that you can’t sell your home. In fact, here at Matin Real Estate we listed 12 homes last December and sold almost every single one! So if you’re thinking about making a move, please reach out to us. I’m confident that we’ll get the job done!
We’re so grateful that you consider us your real estate experts here in Portland and Southwest Washington and we’d love you show you how we get the job done. Thank you very much, I’ll look forward to talking to you soon!