5 Top Reasons to sell during the Holidays

Real Estate Agent with Realty Executives Bayou Properties BROK.0912123349-ASA

I usually hear from many sellers a reluctance to place their home on the market during the holiday season. I would say the biggest concern they have is being inconvenienced during this time of year. Next would be the misconception that buyers do not look during November through December. The truth is that this festive time of year can offer the seller wonderful opportunities. Below are some of the top reasons to have your property on the market during the holidays.

1. Less homes are on the market this time of year which equals less competition for you the seller.
2. Serious buyers look during the holidays.
3. Shoppers do buy homes as Christmas presents.
4. Buyers shopping this time of year will choose a home normally in under 60 Days.
5. Homes are purchased on emotion. Do you think your property decorated for the holidays invokes an emotional response?

Contact me today at 318-880-1270 to find out more about how to use the holiday season as a window of opportunity to sell your home. I can also be found on the web at www.DavidBeckhamRealtor.com www.Century21.com and www.HomeInCenla.com

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David Beckham
Alexandria & Pineville Direct: 318-880-1270

Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection


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David Beckham is Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission. Realty Executives 301 Jackson Street  Alexandria LA 71301 USA. Office 318-528-8803.



Comments (42)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

David, that SERIOUS buyer one is the one I hear a lot. The market is what the market is, and if you want to sell your house ANYTIME put it on the market.

Nov 02, 2010 10:27 AM
Constantine Isslamow
RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. Brokerage - Peterborough, ON
"Training and Accountability"

Great post David.

Wishing you continued success.

Nov 02, 2010 10:40 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Great list, especially the part about being decorated for the holidays.

Nov 02, 2010 11:32 AM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

David - you are absolutely right about this. If a serious seller price their property right, does not matter what season, a serious buyer will come and buy the property.

Nov 02, 2010 12:16 PM
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

So true!  I too think that the serious buyer is looking during the Holidays and therefore what you say above perhaps applies.  Thanks for the post and the tips today.

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Nov 02, 2010 12:43 PM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


And, don't forget about commercial real estate. There may be many tax advantages associated with completing a transaction by 31 December, rather than the 1st of January.


Nov 02, 2010 01:14 PM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

David  - All you said is simply true. Agents and sellers who don't think they'll sell during the holidays - usually don't.

Nov 02, 2010 01:36 PM
Jody Munn
Charlotte Area Real Estate - Charlotte, NC

Glad to see positives for sellers during the holidays...  Buyers are still out there!!!

Nov 02, 2010 01:45 PM
Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Above & Beyond - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Excellent David! There is so much to love about a new home during the holidays..the decorations, lights, etc..

Nov 02, 2010 01:54 PM
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi David -- Exceptional advice.  I hope a lot of sellers read this as these points are often not well understood.  People are generally in a better mood around the holidays as well.

Nov 02, 2010 02:47 PM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Nice ! Some great advice...and great name you have - along with one of my favorite soccer players ! Cheers !

Nov 02, 2010 03:09 PM
Mike Weber
Keller Williams Realty Northern Colorado - Fort Collins, CO
40+ years in Northern Colorado

I like #2. Anyone serious enough to shop duing the holidays is going to close quickly.

Nov 02, 2010 03:46 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

I have a client who just listed a home and had a bit of a discussion about these things.

Nov 02, 2010 04:24 PM
Kathy Kenney
Keller Williams, Princeton, NJ - Robbinsville, NJ
Realtor - Princeton & Central NJ Homes for Sale

I agree, homes can be more inviting with the holiday decorations, and people are generally in a good mood.  And serious too if they're out during the holidays when there's so many other things to do!

Nov 02, 2010 04:38 PM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

I had some listings just come on the market and I'm banking on these 5 things getting them sold.

Nov 02, 2010 04:45 PM
Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions. - San Marcos, CA
Certified Negotiation Consultants

It take motivation on both the buyer and seller -- need both. I know working with buyers that it seems that everything is based on schools-.

Nov 02, 2010 05:46 PM
Robert Slick
Beach and River Homes - Georgetown, SC

There is never a bad time to be listed.

Nov 02, 2010 06:09 PM
Jasmine Jackson
202.794.3904 - Washington, DC
Global Realtor

great pointers

Nov 02, 2010 06:28 PM
Lydie Ouellet Dickinson, Realtor w/Realty executives Bellingham,

You made simple what I have tried to explain in many more words, in my e-newsletter this month. Well said!

Nov 03, 2010 06:15 AM
Marc Iafrate, MBA
Capital City Realty Team - Raleigh, NC
MBA - Wake County Real Estate Search
Excellent post! I just had a seller tell me that yesterday...they wanted to take the home off of the market until after the holidays. True, there are less buyers out there during this time of the year but the ones that are....are serious!
Nov 05, 2010 06:15 AM