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Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale during the Holidays
By James Sarles
Dec 9, 2009 - 9:48:26 AM

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The question that sellers always ask around this time of year is  “Should I list or keep selling my home during the Holidays?  Many people would say NO you should wait until after the Holiday Season because everyone is too busy thinking about Christmas and not about buying homes or property.  This may be true for some BUT here are 10 reasons why you should list and keep selling your home during the Holidays. I know that many sellers are very frustrated with our soft  market but remember it only takes one buyer to make a deal and your deal might be just around the corner.  Wouldn’t that be the BEST  Christmas present this year?  Over the years we have sold many homes during the Holidays and this year could be your turn ! 

Here are the Top 10 Reasons a Seller Should List During the Holidays! 

    1.  People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!

    2.   Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you!

    3.   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!

    4.  Houses show better during the Holidays!

    5.  Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!

    6.   Buyers have more time to look for a home during the holidays than they do during a working week!

    7.  Some people must buy before the end of the year for Foreign tax reasons.

    8.   January is traditionally the month for people to begin new jobs.  Since new people cannot wait to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture that market!

    9.   Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict a showing during a time that is really inconvenient. You can always schedule around your Holiday schedule.

    10. You can sell now and close in the new year which is a win win for a both parties. You can Secure the sale of a buyer not ready to close until early next year but happy that they found their dream home this year.

So if your real estate agent calls you in the middle of your Christmas preparations and says they want to show your home, instead of saying not now….Count to ten and then say YES and remember this list of 10 Reasons…..    Until next week

Contact James at Coldwell Banker - James Sarles Realty  james@sarlesrealty.com

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