Should I List My Property During Holiday Season?

Nik Shehu
Nik Shehu
Published on October 12, 2017

I look forward to the holiday season every year. The family get-togethers, the delicious meals, the lights, and the decorations make this time of year very special. But, for any of you wanting to sell your home, this can be a stressful time. As a Realtor I am often asked by sellers if they should pull the house off the market during the holidays, or if they are thinking about listing their home, should they wait until next year or the spring months.

My answer is always the same. Your home needs to stay on the market, and if you are planning on selling, the holidays would be a great time to list it. I understand how you may be thinking that potential buyers don’t want to look at homes in such a busy time of the year but here are a few reasons why the holiday season may be a great time to find buyers.

Conventional wisdom used to be that there is no time for home searching in between the cooking, the shopping, and the holiday parties. Yes, this was true until the internet became an inseparable part of our lives. Technology has completely changed how we operate and that conventional wisdom no longer reflects reality. Home searches are now done online and home buyers never stop looking. Technology is at our fingertips with laptops, tablets and smart phones making it so easy for potential buyers to go through home listings at a click of a button. Buyers are always looking for that one property that will catch their attention. That property could be yours! Look what properties are on currently on the market around you: CLICK HERE

The majority of home sellers still believe pulling their home off the market or not listing it during the holidays is the right thing to do. So, as the holidays get closer, the home inventory goes down but the number of buyers does not. For you, this means less competition. As a home seller you are interested in serious buyers and serious buyers never stop looking. With the inventory numbers going down, your home will get to the top of the list on a buyers home search.  Keep the house on the market and don’t be surprised if you see offers coming in!

There is an emotional connection that happens when a buyer finds that one special house that they can see themselves calling “home.” The holidays are a perfect time to contribute to that special feeling with the decorations, the smell of the cookies in the oven, and the warmth of a fireplace. Holidays offer a natural staging environment that can make a deep connection with a potential home buyer.

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