Selling Your Carlsbad Home Over The Holidays

Real Estate Agent with RealtyONEGroup BRE#01231053

Selling  Your Carlsbad Home Over The Holidays


Christmas sceneAre you thinking about selling your Carlsbad home  over the holidays and wondering if buyers really make decisions and write offers this time of year?  I decided to look at the numbers and see for myself.


I looked at the two month holiday time period from Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2011.  During that time:


  • 148 Carlsbad homes went Pending  (offer accepted by the sellers, escrow opened)
  • 75 of those transactions closed
  • the other 73 homes closed after the first of the year
  • The Average Price was $620,708
  • The Median Price was $596,000


During the first 3 weeks of Nov. 2012, 67 homes have gone Pending.


So now that we know Carlsbad homes do sell over the holidays, let me give you a few of the reasons why. First of all, buyers that are looking at homes over the holidays are more likely to be motivated buyers.  Second, inventory is extremely low, so you have less competition now than you will have in the spring.  And third, homes decorated for Christmas are warm and inviting and appeal to the emotional side of buyers. 


So if you are thinking of selling your Carlsbad home, call me at 760-484-3440 for a Free Evaluation and Market Analysis of your home and check out Seller Information for examples of my marketing.


If you are thinking of buying a home, see Carlsbad Homes For Sale



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Suzi Sandore is a REALTOR® specializing in North County San Diego.  If you, or someone you know, is looking to buy or sell real estate in San Marcos, Escondido, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Valley Center  - or anywhere in San Diego County, please contact Suzi for excellent service.

Direct:  760 484-3440   |   Keller Williams Realty North County |  |   |   BRE #01231053

Comments (3)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Suzi, a lot of time, houses look their absolute best with the halls all decked out.  Between low inventory and low rates, this is a great time.

Nov 23, 2012 11:57 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, have made it very clear that homes in your area do sell during the holiday period. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Nov 23, 2012 01:16 PM
Suzi Sandore
RealtyONEGroup - San Diego, CA
North County San Diego Homes

Patricia - I agree, homes do look their best around the holidays. And starting out the new year in a new home is a wonderful feeling!


Debbie - I was surprised at just how strong sales were this time of year. It's great news for people that have been on the fence about selling. Merry Christmas to you as well!

Nov 24, 2012 04:11 AM