Is It Smart to List Your Home During the Holidays?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 TN Broker: 208698

Are the Holidays A Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Christmas decor

Cooler weather has set in and stores are decorated for the holidays. Though I haven't heard any Christmas Carols yet except in my office, I know that people are talking about the holiday dinners, parties and gift buying. With Thanksgiving a couple of weeks away and Christmas a few weeks after that, you might be thinking there is no use in trying to sell right now, that nobody will be looking for a home during the holidays. That isn't so. Should you wait until spring? 

If your home has already been on the market and it hasn't sold, don't give up. I find the holidays to be a great time to sell as some of the best buyers are looking and needing homes before the first of the year. Homes look especially pretty and welcoming with holiday decor. There is excitement for the holidays in the air. 

In Clarksville, the unemployment rate is very low and new jobs and industry are everywhere. Our military population is always on the move and at Christmastime it is no different. After all, Clarksville is home to Ft. Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division. 


Inventory is at a 3-4 month inventory. There is less competition on the market because some sellers think there is no point in selling until spring. Buyers that look at homes during the holidays are serious buyers and ready to buy. There should be less negotiating and haggling over the little stuff.

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This means there is a greater chance for a stronger sale price and a quicker sale.  With emotions driving most sales, why not let the sweet aromas of the holidays and the pretty decor work in your favor? 

Should List Your Home Over the Holidays?

Clarksville TN Sellers, now's the best time. Let's get your home on the market and get your home Sold. Contact The Real Debbie Reynolds now. 931-320-6730.


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Comments (10)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Debbie... I've never had an issue listing during the holidays... buyers are more serious at that time of year, even if there are fewer of them. And I always seem to be very busy in November and December

Nov 09, 2018 03:02 PM
Mary Ann Daniell Realtor
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Subsidiary of NRT LLC - Killeen, TX
Delivering Successful Results Since 1999

As always a beautiful post on a relevant subject!  I agree - the holidays are a good time to be on the market as buyers have a little time to travel and LOOK at homes, and the homes are so pretty during the holidays.   Sellers shouldn't be afraid to keep their home active during this time.

Nov 09, 2018 04:48 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debbie I usually find the  holidays no different than any other time of the year.  The only properties that sometimes are at a disadvantage are the ones the homeowner gets carried away with the decorations.

Nov 09, 2018 04:54 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

When homes are decorated for the holidays, it can be a huge plus - and  a fresh cut tree smells just wonderful!

Nov 09, 2018 08:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie, I find it during the Holidays the serious buyers are out there, so if you want to sell this is a good time to list, Endre

Nov 09, 2018 09:58 PM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debbie, I've always found buyers are very serious this time of year. We've never had any problems selling a home around the holidays and with the right decor, it can really add to the ambiance for buyers. Great post!

Nov 10, 2018 04:16 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debbie Reynolds -  I find holiday buying and selling has been a great time for us.  We have bought and sold our homes between Thanksgiving and January.  It might be a coincidence but it worked for us.

Nov 10, 2018 05:04 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

When I listed properties I was always amazed at agents who cut down their marketing in the 4th quarter saying it was a bad time. That's when I marketed the hardest.

Nov 10, 2018 08:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share with prospective home sellers.

Home buyers are anxious to take advantage of the current attractive mortgage interest rates.

Nov 10, 2018 08:40 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My old adage is that if you don't have your home up for sale, you can't sell it.

Nov 11, 2018 04:35 AM