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

December 9, 2011

Your house isn’t going to sell if it is off the market.  The holidays can be the best time to sell.

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

  • Buyers who are actively looking during the holidays are serious buyers who are much more motivated.
  • Buyers delberately choose to shop for a home after the busy spring and summer rush. It is easier to look, and negotiations are less stressful.
  • Relocating families don’t usually have a choice when they can leave for their new destination.  They want to get their families settled in, before the January semester begins or to arrange for the move during spring break.
  • Allowing buyers to view your home during this season gives them a better picture of seeing themselves in the attractive environment you have created.
  • With reduced inventories and motivated buyers, you may find you have more showings at this time of year than the spring and summer season.
  • If you do receive an offer you can arrange the terms to suit your needs if moving during the holidays isn’t an option.  Possession and closings are negotioable.