Real Estate Goes On In December

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Less than two weeks ago, I wrote

"A New Home for the New Year".

Since then, I have received feedback from my listeners and colleagues that suggests that nothing happens at the end of the year in the real estate market.

However, I'm glad we didn't listen to that advice because we received a contract on the last day of November, and it was ratified the next day, December 1st. The settlement date has been scheduled for December 20th, meaning this wonderful and grateful family will be spending their holidays in their new home in less than three weeks.

I like taking listings at the end of the year, as people need to relocate during this time. I am grateful for the dedicated professionals who continue to work with buyers and sellers. One of the most beautiful aspects of this profession is that we choose when we help our clients, and real estate goes on in December.

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Comments (17)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

It sure does Miss Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

I recall the days of writing offers on December 24th after showing the property to an out-of-area buyer.  

Congratulations on another successful transaction! 

 

Dec 02, 2023 03:16 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Always a pleasure to see you. We realize that homes sell every month and especially on holidays.

Dec 02, 2023 03:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I often remind folks that I signed the contract on my home, late on a Christmas Eve in 1982.  Interestingly enough, my first grandson was also born that evening, at about the same hour.  But, I didn't know until later.  That date was all about new beginnings.

Dec 02, 2023 04:10 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Myrl Jeffcoat

What a memorable day with two wonderful events.

Dec 02, 2023 04:20 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret:  indeed!  People move every day.  It makes sense that real estate is practiced likewise.   Sure, there are ebbs and flows.  And there are advantages as well as drawbacks.  When the time is right for you, look for the opportunity.   As we know, that can be found anytime.

Dec 02, 2023 04:59 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The real estate caendar has limited bounds. I am still working to get a last closing in before the end of year. Time is if the essence as it's a short sale.

Dec 02, 2023 05:11 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Good luck, Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754  .

This will be a challenge with less than four weeks, including four weekends.  I'll be rooting for you!

Dec 02, 2023 05:34 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs  This is so true. We need to keep an eye out for opportunities in real estate.

Dec 02, 2023 05:24 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Things definitely slow down towards the end of the year but there have also been years that I have had lots of activity as well, haha.

Dec 03, 2023 04:29 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Good morning, Brian England,  If you are available, there is plenty of activity. Make it a great day.

Dec 03, 2023 07:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Absolutely true, homes still sell in December! There is no month where they don't. And fewer homes on the market in winter means more buyer competition which is great for sellers.

Dec 03, 2023 04:51 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kat Palmiotti

Homes do sell in December and every other month.. With fewer homes on the market there can be more competition and a bonus for sellers.

 

Dec 03, 2023 08:04 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

It still amazes me, the amount of activity that does happen in December.  I do feel it slants to a buyers' market in December.  Where a buyer can get a deal. 

Dec 03, 2023 05:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Bill Salvatore - East Valley Year-end year-end activity is a win-win for both buyers and sellers. Don't miss out on the opportunity.

Dec 03, 2023 08:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret Real Estate is a 12 month a year business, but some people seem to think it takes a break for the end of the year holidays.

Dec 03, 2023 05:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

George Souto 

Real estate is year-round, but the misconception is that it slows down during the holidays.

Dec 03, 2023 08:13 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. As an agent when I first moved to Florida I had floor time (not a fan) on Christmas Eve two years in a row. The gift was I sold a condo on each of them. Merry Christmas. The beat goes on! Enjoy your day.

Dec 03, 2023 06:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Wayne Martin,

So true; the beat goes on.  When the phone rings, texts, and emails arrive it is no different than the 'old floor duty."

Dec 03, 2023 08:18 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Margaret,
Homes are being bought and sold throughout the year, come rain or shine, regardless of the date on the calendar.

Dec 03, 2023 07:46 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Carol Williams And those that have been in the business for awhile know that homes sell, as you say, rain or shine. 

Dec 03, 2023 08:19 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Margaret... I've done my share of sales in the holiday season. I've got a closing next week for a listing that will allow my client to move to Texas just in time to spend the holidays with her family and grandchildren. I had a closing last week that allowed my clients to move to Charleston are to spend the holidays with their family. 

Dec 03, 2023 08:06 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Nina Hollander, Broker, Way to go!

Congratulations on making buyers and sellers happy during this special time of the year. 

Dec 03, 2023 08:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 such a good feeling isn't it, Margaret, when your clients are happy and looking forward to being with family at Christmas time?

Dec 03, 2023 08:35 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Phoenix never stops!  Real Estate is bought and sold all year round and that goes for December & January. I recall contracts coming in on Dec 24th (my birthday) and I always thought of them as another gift - to my clients!

Dec 03, 2023 09:25 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Wishing you a delightful Birthday month!

Your approach of considering a contract as a precious gift for your client is truly inspiring. 

Dec 03, 2023 12:32 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Thank you Margaret!  It's so fun because everyone decorates just for me LOL!!  I recall one lady in particular that received an offer on Dec 24th - and it couldn't have come at a better time for her.  Made her holiday as well as all her kids!

Dec 04, 2023 10:13 AM