The Holidays To List Or Not To List

The Holidays To List Or Not To List

Thanksgiving Blessings! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

The Holidays are nearly upon us and some home owners may be contemplating whether or not to list now and have their home on the market during the holidays or wait until after the first of the year.  

To list or not to list?  That is the question…and the answer may surprise you. 

It is true that real estate sales have a tendency to slow down during the holidays but that is not all bad, especially for sellers.  The lower number of houses on the market during the holidays typically means less competition for the sale of your home. Less competition can mean a better price for you, the seller.  And there are other positive reasons for a holiday listing: 

·         Buyers looking at homes during the holidays are usually serious buyers
·         Homes show better when decorated for the holidays, the décor gives buyers warm feelings
·         Often buyers have more time off from work to look during the holidays
·         Some buyers may need to close before year end for tax purposes so it could mean a quicker sale
·         Job transfers often begin in January so buyers who are facing a job transfer are motivated to find a home to move into

Realistically there is the concern about showings interfering with your own holiday activities.  For the most part that can be managed.  While you always want to make your home available for any potential buyers who want to see it, you can set boundaries and restrict showings to certain days and hours so that you set the schedule for when your home is available.


Not sure?  Give me a call and we can discuss your needs, timing and what strategy would work best for you.
 


Sandy Setliff is a Realtor® with JP and Associates Realtors®. She specializes in residential real estate sales in McKinney, Allen, Frisco, Anna, Melissa and Van Alstyne, Texas. She can be reached at 214 620 1615 or via email at [email protected]


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