Selling Your Home November 28, 2022

Should you sell during the Holidays?

If you think the Holidays should STOP you from listing your home now, here are 11 reasons to reconsider.

  1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers.
  2. The serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays. Less competition means more money for you.
  3. The supply of properties will dramatically increase in January. Less demand means less money for you.
  4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
  5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, and more likely to pay your price.
  6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a work week.
  7. Some people buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
  8. January is traditionally the month employees begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until Spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture these buyers.
  9. You can still be on the market but have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the Holidays.
  10. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money. This will allow you to sell high and buy low!
  11. The agents that are working this time of year have the same intense commitment level as the buyers that are looking during the holidays. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 847.494.1102 or Whatever you celebrate, Happy Holidays!