The Benefits Of Selling Homes In Great Falls During The Holiday Months

Real Estate Agent with Five Star Realty Services - We don't just market your home, we SELL it with best possible terms and BEST price.

The real estate market not only changes from year to year, but additionally based on the tiem of year. There are common misconceptions about selling a property during different months. The following is information on the benefits of selling homes in Great falls VA during the holiday months.

Volume of Listings

Not as many properties are available during the the holiday months. Buyers still have a need during the start of the new year, so the holidays are when they need to finalize their property selection. Being one of the limited real estate options available may give you an advantage.

Buyer Motivation

A recent survey of real estate professionals by discovered that 79% of buyers out during the holiday months were more motivated. 61% felt that less competition for homes for sale to be a plus. Furthermore, potential buyers have additional time to view homes for sale during the holiday months. Buyers that are relocating also commonly use the time off to initiate a real estate search. Thus, it is common to hear of listings going under agreement on Christmas or Thanksgiving.

The Benefits Of Selling Homes In Great Falls VA During The Holiday Months

If you are not sure about listing your property during the holiday months, think about the chances you might be missing from buyers who truly need to find a home and are considering properties on the market. Sometimes it is more advantageous to be one of few alternatives than to be one of many. There can be a pricing and negotiating advantage when dealing with buyers who need a property and have fewer listings to select from. Properties go under agreement during all seasons, but the supply and demand will change and influence selling prices.

This advice on the benefits of selling homes in Great falls VA during the holiday months was compiled by Amir Sadeghi at Keller Williams Realty. Contact Amir at 571-331-3070 or for guidance on placing your property for sale.


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Comments (11)

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

Amir, I think that it's a wonderful time for buyers to be looking.  The past few monts have been kind of crazy, with lots of competition and mean bidding wars.  Buying in December is smart because there is less competition.  Buyers usually don't need to do anything crazy to get a home they love, and the sellers are less likely to have the buyers suffer terminal buyers' remorse!  It's a win-win.

Nov 12, 2014 01:13 AM
Coach KC™
Prosperitor LLC dba Secured Futures - Baldwin, NY
Marketing • Productivity • Revenue • Development

Hi Amir!

Welcome to ActiveRain, wishing you much success!

 Network Strong & Prosper! --Coach KC


Nov 12, 2014 03:51 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

  I just wanted to stop by your first blog post to say hello and welcome you to ActiveRain.  I hope to see more of your blogs.

Nov 12, 2014 10:45 AM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

First blog and a feature blog congrats to you. Keep up the good work, Have a great day and please follow me on Activerain. 

Nov 13, 2014 07:25 AM
Amir Sadeghi
Five Star Realty Services - We don't just market your home, we SELL it with best possible terms and BEST price. - Great Falls, VA

Thank you all:)....


Nov 13, 2014 07:36 AM
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Exactly.  I've had much success in the winters with buyers....and they often got wonderful homes for less than they'd pay 2 months later.

Nov 13, 2014 11:51 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Amir Sadeghi - yes, this is the perfect time for buyers - not to worry about 'Mad Rush'!

Nov 13, 2014 01:41 PM
Christi Hacker
Realty ONE Group Sterling - Omaha, NE
Your Omaha Area Real Estate Specialist

Spot on! There is still a dand for great homes during this time of year, and it is still a great selling environment. 

Nov 13, 2014 02:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, people need homes all year round, and those who are out in the cold and dark are SERIOUS buyers!

Nov 13, 2014 07:22 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

These are just the "arguments" I use with my clients here in Charlotte. People really don't appreciate just how much gets sold during the holiday season.

Nov 13, 2014 07:35 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

There is never a wrong time to market property.  As I work with buyers exclusively and never list, I know that buyers are out in all seasons.  Not as plentiful in the cold months, but they are out.  

Nov 14, 2014 03:34 AM