12 Reasons Why You Should Consider Listing And Selling Your Home During The Holidays

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Gundaker

Sellers often seem to think that the Holiday time is a terrible time to try to sell their home.  That's not necessarily true and I'll give you 12 reasons why you should consider listing your home now.


  1. There is less competition for buyers.

  2. Holiday prospects are more serious and motivated.

  3. Interest rates are the lowest in 40 years.

  4. One of the highest percentages of "Listings SOLD" to "Listings TAKEN" occurs during this time of year.

  5. You may receive more money for your home Now because you have less competition.

  6. Showings can be scheduled to accommodate your holiday events.

  7. Buyers have more time to look at homes during the holidays, especially during their vacations.

  8. January is traditionally the biggest transfer month and you must be ON the market to CAPTURE the market.

  9. By selling now you can have a delayed closing or an extended occupancy until the beginning of the year.

  10. When you sell during the Winter, you have an opportunity to buy during the Spring when many homes are on the market.

  11. Corporate transferees, who may need to buy a home now, can't wait until the Spring market.

  12. December is often one of the busiest real estate months of the year!!


Why wait until Spring? Don't let this opportunity pass you by.  Give me a call and let's get your house listed and SOLD now.

Comments (4)

Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Redlands, CA
REALTOR® / Short Sale Specialist

Tim - Great list! I've suggested it for a feature blog and reblogged it myself!

Nov 13, 2010 10:26 AM
Tim Markley
Coldwell Banker Gundaker - Chesterfield, MO
Real Estate Agent (314) 223-3681 - St. Louis, MO

Thanks!  I've found it to be invaluable when talking to prospects during this time of year.

Nov 13, 2010 11:05 AM
Simon Mills
Mills Realty - Toluca Lake, CA

I totally agree.  I tell my clients that homes are sold all year long and over the holidays less people want to sell which means less competition.  It is always good to take a contrarian approach.

Nov 23, 2010 06:17 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Hi Tim: Thanks for stopping by my post today and commenting! I appreciate it!

May 12, 2011 04:16 AM