5 important reasons why you should not take your house off the market during the holidays

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty - Angie Cody Team TN RE Lic# 323112
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Vintage Christmas scenceYou are preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Yule, and as a Realtor, I know that you will be busy with other social engagements, and showing your house is not be a top priority. You are also now considering whether you should take your home off the market, at least until the holiday's are past. Let me give you 5 important reasons why you should not take your house off the market during the holidays.

 

5. Your house is lovely and shows families just how warm and inviting one of the most important family centered celebrations will be.

 

4. Many other sellers are taking their houses off the market. By remaining on the market, you have less competition.

 

3. You may show to fewer people, so there is less inconvenience than during the spring and summer months.

 

2. People get transferred in their jobs at all times of the year. A lovely inviting home, out of the cold, may have a more visceral impact on a potential buyer.

 

1. Home buyers at this time of the year are more motivated.

 

While these are 5 important reasons why you should not take your house off the market during the holidays, it is also 5 good reasons why you should list your home.

 

If you are still looking for the right home, and are not working with a Realtor, give me a shout. If you are considering listing your home, I would be happy to help you decide.

 

cross-posted at Chiara's Corner

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  1. Gene Riemenschneider 11/25/2011 09:51 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
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This is a great post and so much truth in it.  I will reblog this.

Nov 25, 2011 09:49 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Chiara.....people buy all year round.....even through the holiday season.... homes are decorated so nicely, it's a plus....

Nov 25, 2011 09:52 AM #2
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Chiara Petro
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Gene, thank you so much.

Barbara, yes they do, and when sales are slow, sellers should take every opportunity to set themselves apart imho.

Nov 25, 2011 10:46 AM #3
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Bryan Robertson
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#1 and #4 are the biggest reasons sellers should NEVER take their homes off the market in winter.  Buyers are serious and able to engage.  Is you want a SOLD sign for Christmas, keep the house on the market.

Nov 25, 2011 10:52 AM #4
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Chiara Petro
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Bryan, thanks for stopping by,, and I so agree!

Nov 26, 2011 12:03 AM #5
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Eileen Hsu
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Good points Chiara, we let our sellers know that the most serious buyers are always looking at properties even during holiday times.

Nov 26, 2011 05:35 AM #6
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