Should You Sell Your Home During The Holidays? Top Reasons To Sell!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS? 

Happy December 1st... I guess you could say the holiday season is officially on! One question I always get at this time of year is "should we sell our home during the holidays or should we wait for the spring season?" My answer is always an unequivocal YES. The holiday season can be a great time to sell your home.

 

TOP REASONS TO SELL YOUR CHARLOTTE AREA HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

 

Should you wait for spring to list your home for sale? Should you take your home off the market during the holidays if you're already listed for sale? The "conventional wisdom" that says the holidays are not a good time to sell a home isn't all that wise and should be put to rest once and for all! 

 

There are lots of good reasons to list your home during the holiday season, not the least of which is that you might very well sell more quickly and for more money as you'll be competing with fewer homes during the holidays. You might get fewer showings, but you'll get showings from serious and motivated buyers instead of "looky-loos" who are just "checking the market out" for when they're ready to buy come spring. Holiday season buyers typically have a deadline and have a need, rather than just a want, to buy NOW.

 

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Contact Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty if you'd like to receive our Neighborhood Analyzer Report on a monthly basis so you can keep track of home sales activity in your neighborhood.

We're happy to provide this information with no obligation on your part.

 

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 Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, Coldwell Banker Realty, are Greater Charlotte residential real estate experts. We've been helping Charlotte area home owners successfully sell their homes and cash in on their equity during the holiday season for 20+ years.

 

If you’re considering selling your Greater Charlotte area home this holiday season, or even after, I’d love an opportunity to earn your business, to exceed your expectations, and to show you  why experience matters and how:

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (30)

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

Ed Silva hi Ed... I'm of the school of thought that there is really no bad time to sell if a home is staged right, priced right, and marketed right. My reason for doing a holiday selling post like this each year is to remind people that homes do sell during the holidays. People seem to believe nothing sells in December.

Dec 01, 2021 07:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... see my response above to Ed Silva. Anytime could be a good time to sell... what I'm hoping to get across is the message that people who want to sell sooner rather than later or need to sell quickly that the holidays are not an impediment to a quick sale. I've listed homes 10 days before Christmas and had them sold by Christmas and closed right after the New Year. 

Dec 01, 2021 07:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley thank you, Roy. And thanks for popping by... hope you're having a good Wednesday so far.

Dec 01, 2021 08:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hi Jeff... it does come down to the right level of decorations for the holidays... I've worked with so many people who look at a home and try to imagine their Christmas in that home... so a home all decorated for the holidays is often an advantage to helping them make up their minds whether to buy or not.

Dec 01, 2021 08:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Chef Dolores wants be to go with her to shop at Costco. My assignment will be to do the lifting.

Dec 01, 2021 08:08 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, if the time is right for the homeowner, it doesn't matter WHAT time of year it is.

Dec 01, 2021 09:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley hi Roy... we all have our roles in life... yours is obviously to do some of the lifting! 

Dec 01, 2021 09:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... I don't disagree in principle and of the school of thought that there is really no bad time to sell if a home is staged right, priced right, and marketed right. My reason for doing a holiday selling post like this each year is to remind people that homes do sell during the holidays. People seem to believe nothing sells in December. I've been known to list homes in mid-December, have them in contract before Christmas or New Year and closed early in the new year. I'm always running across people who say "probably the holiday season is a bad time to sell, so I'll wait to list till the new year." Why wait I say... holiday season is not a bad time to sell.

Dec 01, 2021 09:31 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina any Buyer shopping for a home this time of the year is a very serious Buyer!!!

Dec 01, 2021 11:19 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

We sold one of our homes the week before Christmas. It is a great time to sell. Limited to only serious buyers!

Dec 01, 2021 12:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto my point exactly, George, to prospective sellers. They might get fewer showings, but the showings they do get will be with really serious buyers.

Dec 01, 2021 12:47 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sharon Tara HI Sharon... that's the best part about selling during the holidays. Keeps most of the looky-loos away.

Dec 01, 2021 12:48 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am putting a new listing on this coming Friday and I am hoping for a quick cash sale Nina 🎅

Dec 01, 2021 04:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- this is probably the most asked real estate question this time of year!!! You've given them lots to think about. 

Dec 01, 2021 06:27 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Nina - anyone looking now needs to move.  Make the home appealing and you will get top dollar.

Dec 02, 2021 03:32 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are some very good reasons and there have been quite a few holidays that I have had to show homes during.

Dec 02, 2021 04:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS there you go, Paul! And I have no doubt you'll be in contract this month.

Dec 02, 2021 05:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib good morning, Kathy... all sorts of myths out there about when it's a good time to sell... and not selling during the holidays is one of them I'd really like to bust once and for all.

Dec 02, 2021 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... that's what I alway say... why would someone go looking at houses during December if they weren't serious... going to a holiday party or event would be much more fun!

Dec 02, 2021 05:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England hi Brian... I do not and never have and never will show a home on Christmas Eve, Christmas, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day. As far as I'm concerned, certain days need to be sacrosanct. As for the other holidays... if you give me enough notice I'll show... otherwise, no.

Dec 02, 2021 05:16 AM
Brian England

I would not do that now either, but in my early days I had to take everything that came my way, haha.

Dec 02, 2021 05:25 AM