Should I List My House During The Holidays

Should I List My House During The Holidays

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This is a great question and one that is very important. Now that the holidays are right around the corner, many people think they should take their house off of the market for the holidays and put it back on in January. Well, because most people do that, here are a few reasons why you should be the one to NOT do that and list that house right now.

  1. People who look for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers. They know exactly what they are looking for and are ready to buy now.

  2. Because most people think it's not the right time to list their house, the inventory is much lower. That means these serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from and the lack of competition means more money for you!

  3. Everyone loves a decorated home. The holiday decorations make the house show better and make your house feel like a home the buyers can see themselves living in.

  4. When January comes along, more houses will come on the market. The more the inventory goes up, the more options for buyers and less money for you.

  5.  The holidays bring out the emotions in people, so the more willing a buyer is to pay your price. It's a happy, cheery and emotional time, which works in your favor!

  6.  During the holidays, buyers have more time to look for a house than they do during a typical work week. They are able to use the time off to take advantage of the opportunity to look at more houses.

  7. As a seller you have the ability to restrict showings. That means that during the week of Christmas, you can still have your house on the market but restrict showings for those days if need be. This gives you a huge advantage because buyers can still see your house on the market and inquire about it.

These are just a few of the many, many reasons why you should list your house during the holidays. If you start to think that it's the wrong time or you hear someone say that, please revert back to this so you can understand all of the pros for listing during this time. If you have any questions or would like to talk with me more about listing your house right now, feel free to e-mail me at or call me at 360-961-2922. 

Happy Selling and Happy Holidays!

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Dated: December 17th 2015
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