7 Great Reasons to Sell Your Home NOW - During the Holiday Season

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

Every year as we head into the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year, many homeowners decide to wait to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait:

1. Relocation buyers are out there. Companies are not concerned with holiday time and if the buyers have kids, they want them to get into school by January 1. 

2. Purchasers who are looking for a home during the holidays are not tire kickers.  They are serious buyers and are ready to buy.

3. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.

4. Homes show well when decorated tastefully for the holidays.  This is probably not the year for the live nativity on your front lawn, but a wreath and an appropriately sized tree make a home warmer. 

5, There is less competition for you as a seller right now. 

6, The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays. Also, in many parts of the country, new construction will continue to surge reaching new heights in 2017, which will lessen the demand for your house.

7. The interest rates have finally started to move.  Any increase in the interest rate either increases the amount of the monthly mortgage payment for the buyer or reduces the price they are willing to pay for your home.  The Fed is threatening to raise rates in December. Don't wait till the spring and get less than you expected for your home. 

If you would like a no obligation analysis of the value of your in today's changing market, please give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com. 


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Lise. The time to sell is when you need to sell. There are always buyers that need to buy! Enjoy your day!

Nov 18, 2016 09:20 PM #1
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Is there ever a bad time to list a home? We have so many people coming and going in America when it comes to job relocations.

Nov 18, 2016 09:37 PM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lise Howe - Great list - Anyone looking for a home during the holidays is a serious buyer!  Somehow, I think you are going to be real busy with sellers and buyers this holiday season! 

Nov 18, 2016 10:19 PM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise Howe, you are so right, they are not tire kickers if they are a=out looking during the holidays.


Nov 18, 2016 10:27 PM #4
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Lise - you have presented some excellent reasons why holiday season can be just the right time to put a property on the market for sale. Although it is difficult to wrap and put under a tree, a new home can be just the right present that will provide many benefits and much joy beyond December 25.  

Nov 19, 2016 12:25 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Those are seven great reasons to put your house on the market during the holiday season Lise Howe. I can see your logic. 

Nov 19, 2016 03:58 AM #6
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

We are definitely seeing the investors out looking to buy now.

P.S. Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog.

Nov 19, 2016 02:14 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Lise.  Excellent advice for those that are considering a sale during the holiday season.

Nov 19, 2016 08:28 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is very good advice to share with prospective home sellers.

Nov 20, 2016 07:46 PM #9
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Roy Kelley  you are busy this morning - thanks for commenting on my posts! I really appreciate your support.

Nov 20, 2016 07:48 PM #10
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Lise Howe ,

I'm so glad I read this post! Gabe Sanders reblogged it..I missed it first time around. Great points on why a seller should be on the market right now. All excellent points.

Nov 25, 2016 04:04 AM #11
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lise Howe These are excellent reasons to sell a home during the Holiday season.

Nov 25, 2016 03:04 PM #12
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