Dec 05, 2016
Agents tell would be property sellers “nothing will happen before well into next year.” On that basis, they argue, you should forget about putting your home for sale before February at the earliest.
What nonsense! And, self-serving nonsense at that!
The reason some agents tell you that ‘Summer time is a quiet time’ is because those agents WANT it to be quiet. The market is not shutting down. The agents are shutting down! They’re closing up and taking a few weeks’ holiday. So, of course it’s going to be quiet – for them!!
But not for us! At Peter Lees, we’re planning to be VERY busy over Christmas and New Year.
In fact we are experience an extremely high level of sales at some record HIGH prices.
We are open over the holiday period.
|Friday 23rd||8.30am - 6pm|
|Saturday 24th||9am - 4pm|
|Wednesday 28th||8.30am - 6pm|
|Thursday 29th||8.30am - 6pm|
|Friday 30th||8.30am - 6pm|
|Saturday 31st||9am - 1pm|
|Tuesday 3rd||8.30am - 6pm|
Now, granted, there may not be as many buyers around in the holiday period but those that are looking are usually very serious and very keen buyers.
Every Christmas and New Year period we have had interstate investors flying to Tasmania to spend time with loved ones and also search for investment properties.
Often, the holiday period is either the perfect time for them to look for a property or it’s the only time for them to look. And do you know what frustrates these buyers more than anything else? Trying to find an agent that’s open!
Many ‘holiday buyers’ are more concerned with finding a home than finding a bargain. Some need to get their children settled; others hope to find an investment. And, with less agents open and fewer properties, this means one thing: the law of supply and demand kicks in!
Higher prices are therefore often paid for the fewer properties that are available to view. How much higher? Well, often a lot higher than once February comes around and more properties start to ‘flood’ on to the market.
More homes often means lower prices. Less homes, higher prices!
If you’d like to get an idea of just HOW MUCH we think your property might sell for, please CALL US NOW on 03 6331 5544 or click here and tell us about your property.