Reasons to List a Home During the Holidays

1. People who look for a home during the holidays tend to be more serious about buying; otherwise, they would cooking or shopping!

2. Serious buyers have fewer new houses to choose from during the Holidays which means less competition and more money for the seller!

3. Starting in January, the number of homes coming on the market for sale increases dramatically. With more properties on the market, there will be less demand for the seller’s house.

4. Houses show better when they are decorated for the holidays. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays so they are more likely to pay the seller’s price or be less demanding on term such as repairs.

5. Often, buyers have more time to look for a home during the holidays than during a regular work week, especially during winter vacations.

6. Many people want to buy before the end of the year due to tax reasons.

7. Traditionally, January is the month for corporate transferees to begin new jobs. Since these transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, sellers must be on the market now to capture those buyers.

8. Seller can be on the market during the holiday and still have the option to restrict showings during the holidays for their special family occasions.

9. If closing before the holidays, or by the end of this year is problematic for the seller, the closing or occupancy can be delayed until early next year.

10. For sellers who also want to buy, by selling now they will be non-contingent buyers in the spring when many more houses are on the market for less money. This allows them to sell high, buy low.

11. With the “phantom” inventory that may be released for sale by the banks, sellers can get take advantage of less competition and ultimately not have their price undercut by low appraisal.

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