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Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision

Why Waiting Until After the Holidays to Sell Isn’t a Smart Decision

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait:

  1. Relocation buyers are out there. Companies are not concerned with holiday time and if the buyers have kids, they want them to get into school after the holidays. 
  1. Purchasers that are looking for a home during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy.
  1. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
  1. Homes show better when decorated for the holidays. 
  1. There is less competition for you as a seller right now. Let’s take a look at listing inventory as compared to the same time last year:

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  1. The supply of listings increases substantially after the holidays. Also, in many parts of the country, new construction will continue to surge reaching new heights in 2017, which will lessen the demand for your house.

Bottom Line

Waiting until after the holidays to sell your home probably doesn’t make sense.


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1 reply
  1. sherly
    sherly says:

    The data in this article isn’t supported by the facts; also in this article. This article reads; in part on it’s published date, that waiting to list your home for sale after the holiday vs before is a bad idea because there’s more competition. The Year over Year chart of home listings by month clearly shows January, February and March as the lowest months for listings – it’s not until April, especially May that listings increase. In my opinion that does not fall in the definition of ‘after the holidays’ as this article insinuates.
    It’s old news now…just making note the data doesn’t support the message to list in the months before the holiday vs after the holiday.

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