Each year around the holidays finds clients asking the same question … “should I take my home off the market for the holidays?” There are arguments to be made for both sides of the issue. Ultimately, the answer is what is most comfortable for your family and your situation. From a real estate perspective, there are many compelling reasons to continue marketing your home through the holidays.
- From November 15 – December 31, 2010, 6,845 homes went under agreement in Massachusetts.
- The winter has a fewer number of homes on the market and your home would have much less competition from other homes than in the busy spring market.
- Your home may receive fewer showings, but buyers are typically more serious and motivated.
- Prices are based on economics, not the time of year. There is no guarantee that selling in the spring will yield a higher sales price for your home.
- Take advantage to “deck the halls.” Buyers love the sights and smells of the holidays!
- The relative down time of the holidays is when most corporate relocation occurs.
- Job transferees often take advantage of holiday vacation time to house hunt.