Who Says December Is a Slow Month in Real Estate?

Real Estate Agent with Front Gate Real Estate Broker 11085

Someone commented the other day that "everyone knows" houses don't sell during the holidays. That may be true is certain parts of the country, but it isn't true in Brandon and Madison, MS!

Sure, the market may slow down, but people DO buy houses during the holidays. And homes that are properly positioned in the marketplace, are clean and appropriately staged will garner the most attention. 

It's been business as usual for me the last couple of weeks; a new listing, one offer accepted, two home inspections scheduled, and an offer received this afternoon (December 19).

If your home didn't sell during the busy summer months, you may need to reposition yourself in the market. If I can offer assistance, I can be reached at the number below.


Homes CAN and DO sell during Christmas


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Comments (10)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Pat - there is lots of serious buyers and sellers are in the market now.

Dec 20, 2017 09:12 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Pat in our market it never seems to slow down especially now when we've got so many winter visitors in town. I have a couple from Mexico in town and one more closing - then I'm calling it official holiday time!

Dec 20, 2017 11:43 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I often remind people that I bought my current home on Christmas Eve.  

Dec 20, 2017 02:04 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS - I am struggling to balance work and Christmas. December is not a slow month in Sedona AZ. Merry Christmas!

Dec 20, 2017 03:43 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Pat, that's good news for you! I cannot complain about a slow time neither and I'm grateful for that!

Dec 20, 2017 05:02 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You said it Pat. I'm having the best December I've had in a long time. I can't keep up & I've still got shopping to do. Don't know where I'll find the time but I will, somehow 

Dec 20, 2017 06:52 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know if it's because other agents don't work during the holidays or what, but every year I'm busier during the holidays when compared to the rest of the year.

Dec 21, 2017 05:56 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It has been busy and I expect it to continue after the holidays, Pat. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Dec 21, 2017 09:52 PM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator

The market continues to move here as well, even with big snow and subzero temps. Wishing you great success in 2018!

Jan 08, 2018 05:37 AM