In the past, conventional wisdom said you shouldn’t try to sell a home during the holidays. However, marketing your property when there are fewer homes for sale means your home will have less competition, making it easier to stand out to potential buyers.
Potential home buyers felt that the holidays were too hectic for home shopping. They were preoccupied with planning parties, cooking meals, buying presents or planning vacations.
Even during the holiday break, they’re squeezing in work. They’re already staying “on the grid,” so why not continue monitoring the real estate listings in their area too?
Working around holiday travel schedules can make it tricky to get everyone to coordinate all your paperwork in a timely manner.
Also, if you live in an area with cold or snowy weather, you may find that showing requests are lower if the weather is less than desirable.
Holiday decorations also go a long way toward creating a festive elegance that will work in your favor when it comes to attracting buyers, invoking the holiday spirit that may compel someone to buy.