• People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers.
  • Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.
  • Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you.
  • Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.
  • Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price.
  • Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a working week.
  • Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.
  • January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until Spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture that market.
  • You can still be on the market, but you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the Holidays.
  • You can sell now for more money and arrange a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.
  • 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.