I know what you are thinking, I am going to wait till after the first of the year or the spring to sell my Menlo Park home. It would be stupid to list a home during the holidays, no one does that. Or no one is looking for a home during the holidays.
I need to respectfully disagree with those sentiments. I believe December is a great month to sell a home in Menlo Park, especially right after Christmas.
Here are the reasons I think selling a Menlo Park home on Dec 26th this year is a great idea.
1. The inventory has never been lower. As of today there are only 30 homes for sale in Menlo Park. A buyer's market doesn't even happen until there are over 100 homes for sale. List this month and you will have almost no compettion.
2. There are many people who are planning on moving to Menlo Park who are using winter break to come and look for a home. When there are only 6 homes for sale it is not hard to see how much your home will be apprectiated.
3. If you list your home on Dec 26 or there abouts, you could get the out of towners who are here over vacation looking for homes. Kepp it on the market 2 weeks with an open house the first week in Jan and then take offers the following week. This way you can also get the locals who were out of town Christmas week.
4. Registration for Menlo Park schools start early in the year and many parents want to know where their children will be early in the year. This is even more important for those parents who want their children in the Spanish Immersion program. Selling a Menlo Park home at the end of December would work perfectly for these families.
So in my opinion if you are ready to sell your home in Menlo Park then my sugestion is don't let a great opportunity pass you by. If you are ready to list in December, wait until after Christmas day, and then get it on the market. Your results will be very satisfying.
If you have any questions about selling a home in Menlpo Park please feel free to contact me.
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