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I pull this list out every year, as it's a good reminder. There are good reasons to go ahead and put your home on the market, rather than waiting until the "gray days" of January. So...Here are the Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays...1. People who look at property during the holidays are serious buyers and are more ready to make a decision.2. Serious buyers usually have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays, so the property has less competition.3. Houses “show better” when tastefully decorated for the holidays with the wonderful lights and festive colors associated with the season.4. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays and often base their decision on the warmth and good feelings they receive when viewing the home.5. Buyers have more time to look for a house during the holidays because they have designated time off from work to purchase a home.6. Many people want to buy before the end of the year for financial and tax reasons.7. January is traditionally the month for transfers. Transferees can’t wait until the spring to buy. These buyers need a home now and houses must be on the market to capture these buyers.8. Sellers can restrict showings during personal family events and still take advantage of their homes being spruced up and decorated “show ready” property.9. Sellers can sell now – but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year if it is agreeable within the negotiations of the contract.10. By selling now sellers have the opportunity to buy during the spring – when more properties are on the market.
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This is a great list and I plan to use it at my listing presentation tomorrow! Thank you!
11. sell it now before the price drops even further!
12. I don't lose my house and Hummer SUV to foreclosure
13. anytime i make my commission is a good time. what about meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?
14. Just like the motor oil makers recommend you change your oil every 3000 miles, the realtors recommend you change your house once every six months. List once in the winter, buy a new one, and list that one again the following summer. Repeat.
15. It will force you to keep your house clean since after a few years it isn't worth impressing your inlaws.
I personally love the advice, since I was on the fence to sell during the holidays or not. I just needed some motivation and here it is. Buyers are definitely more wishy-washy and sentimental during the holidays. I am going to bank on it hopefully. Thanks, Cindy!
THe holidays are typically the slow season. Couple these holidays in parallel with this nation's biggest real estate market crash and you got a sale!!! LIST LIST LIST AWAY!!!!!!
For Renter123 - Great idea! :)
Ready to step into the home ownership game? There will never be a better time!
"Ready to step into the home ownership game? There will never be a better time!"
Please tell me you're kidding. If not, I'd love to hear your rational, logical, and quantitative reasoning.
Please tell us why this is the best time ever to buy a home.
Great post! It really is a great time to sell your home. I had a listing that has been on the market for four months and last week we received FOUR offers. I've also had several people relocating to Atlanta who NEED to find a home before the first week of January.
Cool now it's a good time to sell too. I wonder why agents would ALWAYS say it is both a great time to buy and sell. Hmmmmmmm....... Income based on sales volume. Hmmmmmmmm......
Bad Post, Bad Advise too.... Really who has time to deal with Realtor's during the holiday's when you have office parties, decorating trees, making meals, ect, ect. I know why don't I tell people to start a complete kitchen renovation durning the Christmas holiday.
In a call last night, my seller said that no one knows who is going to be the buyer and when they will appear. So this seller relisted because if it isn't listed, it won't sell. Seems to me a good reason to be on the market regardless of the time of the year if you need or want to sell.
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