Need another reason, besides those proposed by Margaret Rhome (below), to put your home up for sale at this time of the year in Texas? Two words: homestead exemption. In Texas, if you're in your home on January 1st, you can file the Texas homestead exemption for the whole year. If you close after December 31, you cannot file the exemption until the following January 1st. This may be an incentive for buyers to purchase before the end of the year.
If Your Home Is Not On The Market It's Not Going To Sell.
Starting late in October I build my listing inventory and continue into November and December. Many sellers are encouraged to wait until after the New Year.
Why encourage people who need to sell to list now and not wait?
Serious buyers and agents with qualified clients are out looking during the holiday season... even during chilly, cold and rainy days.
If Your Home Is Not On The Market
It's Not Going To Sell.
Listing at this time gives a jump start to all those properties coming on after the first of the year. The right time to sell is when the seller needs to sell. There is no magic date...we all know that.
The best time to sell is when you are ready to sell.
Homes sell in every season and buyers purchase in every season.
Some sellers are encouraged to take their home off the market during November and December with the idea that homes are not going to sell.
There are many people who have time off at year end and this is the only time for them to buy.
Many agents also want this time for family and take vacations and start again after the January 1st. With fewer agents working and lower inventory... listings have a less competition.
In my experience if buyers are looking at this time of year, they are pretty serious. This holds true of buyers looking in the evening or in inclement weather.
If Your Home Is Not On The Market, It's Not Going To Sell.
If you are thinking of selling your home call Margaret Rome
If Your Home Is Not On The Market It's Not Going To Sell