The hunt for a home doesn’t slow down just because the holidays are ramping up, but many would-be home buyers hesitate or even completely stop looking until January. The truth is, this is an excellent time to be looking for your next Florida home with Curri Kirschner for a wide variety of reasons – many of them the reasons that nearly made you stop searching!
Home Sellers are Eager to Sell: with so many buyers hitting the pause button to focus on festivities in their existing home, or with family, the usual market hype slows to a crawl. With Christmas and end-of-year bills piling up, as well as a new year of continual home ownership looming, they may be more receptive to competitive offers on, for example, a Cocoa Beach property they’re eager to move on from.
Home Buyers are Reluctant to Compete: Simply put, your rivals’ attention is likely to be elsewhere! With children and grandchildren home from school for the holidays, family to host, gifts to shop for – the holiday to-do list is long and home-shopping can get pushed to the back burner. Many potential buyers also believe that realtors and mortgage professionals will be difficult to reach or even out of the office entirely; with a hardworking team like Curri Kirschner’s on your side, however, you’ll be poised to take advantage of this lull.
Lenders are Happy to Talk: With the end of the calendar year comes a wide range of financial cut-offs – and an even wider range of financial institutions hoping to make their books look even better. With the lower volume in both borrowing and shopping for homes in Florida, many mortgage professionals are ready to offer a little more flexibility when it comes to terms, hopeful to add your loan to their records before the end of the year.
Home Pictures are Realistic. It’s just good marketing – when you’re selling something as large as a house, you want the “glamour shots” – lush flowers in bloom, glossy greenery, bright sunlight and blue skies. While Florida does, admittedly, have plenty of all of those, buying during the coldest (for our area) time of the year also gives you a chance to possibly see the home in a realistic light – even when it’s dreary or overcast with winter weather. While homeowners in Viera and Palm Bay don’t often have to worry about hard freezes, colder temperatures will also “stress test” some home features, like plumbing, that might otherwise conceal problems during typically-warm Florida days.
If you’re ready to make this holiday season merry and bright at a brand new address in Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Viera , Melbourne, West Melbourne, or Palm Bay, contact Curri Kirschner today! We’re ready and waiting to be your source for the best present of all this winter – your dream home.