Should I take my home off the market during the holidays?


When you look at your holiday calendar, the month may already be overloaded with seasonal obligations. If you are also trying to sell your home, the extra pressure may prove to be overwhelming.

But wait! Taking your home off the market during the Christmas season can be a mistake. The house sure isn’t going to sell off the market! What is the advantage of that? So you’re busy. Let your REALTOR® do the work.…

The holidays can be a great selling period. Why? Because most people take off work sometime during the holiday season, which means husbands and wives can look at homes together.

Before you take your home off the market, consider the following points:

*Although buyer activity may slow down during the holidays, buyers who are looking are much more serious.

*Some buyers choose to shop for their home after the busy spring and summer rush.

*Relocating families often don’t have a choice in when they have to relocate. These families are that much more motivated to get their families settled in either before the January semester begins or during spring break. If you sign a contract by New Year’s Eve, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

*Allowing buyers to view your home during this most hospitable of seasons lets them picture their own family in the attractive environment you have created.

*With reduced inventories and number of buyers in the market, you will have the undivided attention of your local REALTOR® and their team. You may find you have more showings than you would if you marketed your home during a busier time of the year.

*If you do get a contract, you can arrange the terms that suit your needs. If moving during the Holidays doesn’t suit you, you can stipulate a closing date that does.

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