10 Reasons You Should List Your Home During the Holidays

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Selling during the holidays

The holidays are here and some people think that is at cross purposes with selling a home. The good news is that is could be an even better time to sell your home because it is the holiday season. Take a look at what actually happens in the minds of buyers and how that can help sellers get their homes sold.


  1. People are generally happy during the holidays. They may be looking for that perfect home and call it their perfect Christmas gift. We don't want to disappoint. Some agents say December is their busiest month meaning buyers are buying.

  2. Decorated homes engage the emotions. Buyers may relate or feel more connected to a tastefully decorated home. Remember emotions buy!  

  3. Fewer homes on the market mean less competition. If you wait until after the holidays or even springtime, you are likely to see other homes coming on the market in large numbers. Less inventory now means higher prices and less negotiation.  

  4. Holiday home buyers are more SERIOUS buyers!  If they are out looking instead of shopping and going to parties, they are serious about moving and probably have an immediate need. There may even be getting a year-end bonus they can use for a down payment that has them excited.  

  5. Relocation buyers are on strict timelines. Some may be getting relocation assistance and need to get settled quickly to take advantage of the financial help coming from the employer to get started in the new job.

  6. Your home may look its best during the holidays!  The pretty lights and Christmas décor will get the focus of the buyers and they may not notice little insufficiencies of the home. In other words, the home may look better with holiday decorations. 
  7. Tax benefits!  Some buyers may need to buy for an added tax benefit. Though this is may not be the most important reason, it may be a motivator and consideration.

  8. Buyers may have more time off to look at homes!  Many get extra time off around the holidays and with the kids out of school their minds may go to finding a new home as their current home suddenly feels not right for the family.
  9.  Life happens and brings life changes. Houses become too small, children may want to change schools, parents may want to move closer to work, family members come and family members go. Our needs change and the time of year is not a discerner.  

  10. The Seller can call the shots.  You don’t have to move unless you like the offer and terms. Remember serious buyers make serious offers. Buyers may want to get the New Year started in their New Home. You can make it happen for you. too.

10 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays


To list and sell your home during the holidays in Clarksville TN, contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730. 

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Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Good morning, Debbie!

Excellent post!  These are all great reasons.

Thanks for reblogging it.


Dec 04, 2017 08:08 AM #26
Alex Rubin
Douglas Elliman - Long Beach, NY
Who You Work With Matters

Thanks for sharing, Debbie. I was just talking to my colleague about this, especially point #4. You know they are serious if they are looking at this time of year. 

Dec 04, 2017 01:15 PM #27
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"


Can I use some of this on my sellers?  (Smiling)

Dec 04, 2017 06:19 PM #28
Rose O'Reilly

I have a listing right now and I am going to help my seller decorate for the Holidays! great reason to list.

Dec 04, 2017 07:06 PM #29
John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
The experience to get you to the other side!

Debbie, I am going to your some of your thoughts in a letter I am sending out tomorrow soliciting listings.

Thanks for the tips and making my brain work a little harder!

Dec 04, 2017 07:47 PM #30
Susan Rupert
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower REALTORS - State College, PA

Debbie, thanks for sharing. I just listed a property today.


Dec 04, 2017 08:01 PM #40
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I agree. Now is a great time to put homes on the market!

Dec 05, 2017 03:42 AM #41
Greg Mona
RE/MAX Platinum Living - Scottsdale, AZ
YOUR Local Real Estate and Design Resource in AZ!

This is a wonderful list Debbie Reynolds, and very true as well!  Each year we have sales in December. Last year we had one close on New Year's Eve! Happy New Year, indeed! 

Dec 05, 2017 05:41 AM #42
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks Debbie for sharing 10 really great reasons to list your home during the Holidays.

In Florida, we have so many people who come to visit family or are snowbirds.

Many of these do a lot of home shopping during this time.

I hope Sellers will realize the value you have shared with them.


Dec 05, 2017 05:59 AM #43
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Sure Realtors know the best time to list etc. The sellers should also know this, unless they are not experienced in selling. Build your list and know each piece of data well and the time will come if you stay top of mind with them.

Dec 05, 2017 07:28 AM #44
Karen Rice
Keller Williams Alliance - Charlottesville, VA
Keller Williams Alliance Charlottesville VA

Debbie, Thank you for sharing your 10 [excellent] Reasons You Should List Your Home During the Holidays!  I reblogged.  Karen

Dec 05, 2017 08:12 AM #45
Christi Farrington
William Raveis Real Estate - Wilton, CT - Westport, CT
~ Your representative in Fairfield County, CT

Great points, Debbie.  My listing is getting more traffic now than it did earlier.  People seem to be happier and more serious about purchasing a home.  The holidays are the perfect time of year to list! Thank you for your timely post.  

Dec 05, 2017 08:32 AM #46
Carol Nacarato
Century 21 Advanatage - Columbia, MO

Wonderful article and some great ideas thanks,

Dec 05, 2017 09:30 AM #47
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great reasons to get your house on the market right now. In a resort area the holiday season is the busiest time of year

Dec 05, 2017 02:08 PM #48
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Congratulations, Debbie, on your feature recognition. This is excellent advice to share.

Dec 06, 2017 06:31 AM #49
Delphine Nguyen
Baird & Warner - Northbrook, IL

Well organized, Debbie. We love the holidays in Chicago and relos are a major reason why. Holiday decorations are so inviting. And, you are right that holiday buyers are serious buyers and holiday sellers can be surpirsed with the results. A good article with valid points.  

Dec 06, 2017 10:05 AM #50
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Debbie,

Great points. Nothing has slowed down around here yet.

Dec 06, 2017 02:42 PM #51
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

I like the point about the home looking better during the holidays with all the decorations. Our market really doesn't seem to affected during the holidays. I used to have some of my busiest open houses on public holidays.

Dec 06, 2017 03:42 PM #52
Corey Vandenberg
Platinum Home Mortgage - Lafayette, IN

If I might add:
11) It is amazing how many people are in the market. Banged up credit that just got fixed, needs just a little more work, or just tired of waiting. I am running pre-approvals every single day and growing by leaps and bounds my pipeline of prospects. www.phmc.com/coreyvandenberg If you think a loan Officer is always chasing a realtor, you should be calling me, as we get renters and prospects who ask us for a name of a good realtor in Indiana and Florida...

Dec 07, 2017 07:29 PM #53
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

All great points Debbie.  My former St. Louis home sold in 3 days, the day after Thanksgiving.  It was a great offer and we closed in January.  We left St. Louis in December on the holiday break and my girls started their new schools in January when school started again.  Worked out perfectly!  Great post!

Dec 17, 2017 10:46 AM #55
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