Worth repeating...listing a home during the holidays

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Market Pro Realty

Should you list your home for sale at the end of the year?

 

Many people would say NO WAY JOSE!  Wait until the spring buying season!  Don't use your Days on Market during the dead holiday season.  

Well, here is a list of the TOP 11 Reasons a Seller should list during the holidays that really make a lot of sense!

Top 11 Reasons a Seller Should List During the Holidays!

  1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!
  2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you!
  3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home!  Less demand means less money for you!
  4. Houses show better during the Holidays!
  5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays,so they are more likely to pay your price!
  6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a working week!
  7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
  8. January is traditionally the month employees to begin new jobs.  Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture that market.
  9. Even though you house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays!
  10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.!   Secure the sale for a buyer not ready to close until early next year.
  11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money!  This will allow you to sell high and buy low!

Comments (3)

Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
Thank you for sharingTop 11 Reasons a Seller Should List During the Holidays, Enjoy your day!
Nov 28, 2013 09:05 PM
Barbara Gregus
CARES Consumer Advantage Real Estate Services - Sandia Park, NM
Sandia Park Paa-ko Homes
Great list June, thank you for posting!
Jan 30, 2014 12:24 PM