My area is the South Phoenix and Laveen area in Metro Phoenix, which is still pretty sizable. We can average anywhere from 250 to 350 home sales in month in our 4 zipcodes of 85339,85041,85040 and 85042. I bring this up to just give an idea of the size of the area I specialize in. It always happens when we start those listing appointments from about Thanksgiving to New years, should one list their home during the holidays?
What a loaded question!!! Truth is there are still buyers out there, and chances are if they are looking during the holidays, they are truly serious buyers. Yet the holidays are a period in most lives here in the US, where family and friends gather. One may have visitors in to the South Phoenix and Laveen area from out of state, to stay and enjoy the holidays. Do you want people parading through your home during the festivities? Can you accomodate showings if you have guests? Will the home be presentable if prospective buyers are wanting to see the home?
The really big questions is, as a seller do you REALLY need to sell. If your looking to move out of the South Phoenix and Laveen area because of a job relocation, and you have a specific time you must be out, you may REALLY need to sell. If your a short sale situation, and time is of the essence to beat an upcoming short sale, you may want to list your South Phoenix - Laveen home sooner than later. When it comes down to it, prospective buyers in the South Phoenix and Laveen area will be looking through out the holidays. Realtors ( I know I will) are likely going to be available to show homes or list homes during the holidays. The real question again, are you ready to have home on the market, be shown, and possibly selling during the holidays? Or would it be more convenient to wait?