Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

Real Estate Agent with /Keller Williams Heritage 525475

Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a great time to sell a house. November and December are actually when buyers are serious about buying a house because they may be extra motivated to buy a home if they have to move for a job or school, are military personnel, or are hoping to get tax benefits before the end of the year. A lot of businesses transfer people to other locations in January, so they will be extra motivated to find a home before the New Year. Prospective buyers will also have more vacation time when they can go to showings.


As a seller, you also have some advantages. Many people give up trying to sell a home during the holidays, so there will be less competition. During this time of year, you will not have as many showings, and the showings will most likely be with interested buyers. Since it is the holiday season, there are some additional considerations that will help you to sell your home.


Create an Inviting Home:

People want to picture themselves living in your house, so help them do that by creating an inviting home.


-Keep lots of lights on during afternoon or evening showings, and open up the shades or curtains for daytime showings.

Comments (2)

Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi John, First of all. Welcome to Active Rain. Great to see new members blogging about the local area and homes for sale. This is some great advice for those homes sellers who are motivated to sell their homes.

BTW, I would encourage you to participate in the Newbie Contest this month to write 10 original posts. Check out the in the New Group, Introducing Newbies in Active Rain.

Nov 16, 2011 01:06 PM
John Pierce* /Keller Williams Heritage - San Antonio, TX

Thanks Jerry! 

Nov 17, 2011 01:04 AM