Should You Sell Your Home During The Holidays Or Wait Till Spring?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

 

SHOULD YOU SELL YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE 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?

Tomorrow is 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, you should sell your home during the holidays. The holiday season can be a great time to sell your home.

 

TOP REASONS TO SELL YOUR CHARLOTTE AREA HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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 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.

 

YOUR HOUSE COULD BE THE #1 ITEM ON A HOMEBUYER'S WISH LIST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Your Charlotte Home Could Be The #1 Item On A Home Buyer's Wish List

 

 

11 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Holiday Season: Infographic

11 Reasons To Sell Your Home During The Holidays

 

WONDERING WHAT YOUR GREATER CHARLOTTE AREA HOME IS WORTH THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? 

What's my Charlotte area home worth this holiday season?

 

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 22+ years.

 

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

 “The Right Broker Makes All The Difference.”

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (30)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, our inventory is decreasing, which it usually does this time of year.   There are true buyers searching for their dream home right now.

Nov 30, 2022 06:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share with prospective home sellers.

Have a productive week and also enjoy the holiday season.

Nov 30, 2022 08:02 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I totally agree Nina. We once had a showing Christmas Eve...and the buyers signed the Sales Agreement while we were still in the house!

Nov 30, 2022 08:05 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great graphic --and I agree, there is no need to wait and certainly no need to take a home off the market for the holiday season 

Nov 30, 2022 09:14 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Lots of reasons to have your home up for sale during the Holidays.  Closing dates always negotiable.  Enjoy your week Nina.  M

Nov 30, 2022 09:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Eric Bouler Thanks for popping by today, Eric. Will miss seeing your post today but will look forward to it tomorrow.

Nov 30, 2022 10:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard Austin TX hi Dorie... serious buyers don't stop looking for a home even during the holidays. I'm always telling sellers that they might have less traffic, but the traffic will not have a lot of tire kickers.

Nov 30, 2022 10:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... our new listings continue to drop... we do have more inventory because sales are down, but we still have plenty of demand regardless of season.

Nov 30, 2022 10:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thanks, Roy, for stopping by and the good wishes. How are you doing today?

Nov 30, 2022 10:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 hi Sheila... some of my biggest sale weeks with both buyers and sellers have been in the last two weeks of the year.

Nov 30, 2022 10:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lise Howe hi Lise... I can understand a seller stopping showings for a few days right around Christmas Day, but not totally taking a house off the market and interrupting marketing momentum.

Nov 30, 2022 10:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho thanks, Mark. Trust you've been having a good week yourself and that it ends on a high note.

Nov 30, 2022 10:40 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina,

The myth about the holidays could really hurt the chances of losing that perfect buyer. I have sold many homes this time of year and both the seller and buyer are happy with the outcome.  

Nov 30, 2022 12:05 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- many homeowners always ask themselves this question and your response is spot on. 

Nov 30, 2022 12:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... I totally agree with you. Always wonder where that myth started. I wouldn't mind a new home as a Christmas gift!

Nov 30, 2022 12:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib this is one of those "urban myths" that needs to be eradicated. Lots of serious buyers out there who want to buy before year-end.

Nov 30, 2022 12:39 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina in my opinion the Holiday's are a great time to sell or purchase a home.

Nov 30, 2022 01:36 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... that happens to be my opinion as well! If you're selling or buying during the holiday season you know you've got serious sellers and buyers on your hands.

Nov 30, 2022 01:56 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Nina - it depends.  So my daughter and son in law found the perfect house and all of the contingencies have been met.  They are going to listing shortly with their current house.

Nov 30, 2022 02:19 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... some of my busiest selling weeks in many years have been in the last two weeks of December. 

Nov 30, 2022 02:22 PM