Most people do not want to be packing, moving or preparing their home for a showing during the holidays. This means there is an increased pressure to buy a home and move in before the holidays. Most families dream of having those picture book dinners around the family table, what better way to celebrate the new year than in a new home! Because of this heightened pressure, people are anxious to find their dream home and close before Thanksgiving. Furthermore, families are more likely to opt for quicker days to close and focus less on negotiating price.
People who are house hunting now are serious buyers. Either they have been looking for something for a while and are even more anxious to find their new home, or they are feeling that holiday and seasonal pressure to be in their new home. Again, people don’t choose to move during the cold winter months, so if they are shopping now- they are anxious and serious about making the leap into home ownership or the purchase of a new home.