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11 Reasons to List During the Holidays

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The holidays are hectic, but could be exactly the right time to list your home for sale. Inventories are historically lower during the holidays, but with interest rates still low, this is still a great time to buy a new home. Here are 11 reasons to list your home during the holidays:

11) By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the spring, when many more homes are on the market.

10) You can sell now for more money and we can provide a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.

9) Even though your home will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the holidays.

8) January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the holidays to capture that market!

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

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

5) Buyers are more emotional during the holidays, so they are more likely to see the value in your price.

4) Houses show better when decorated for the holidays.

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.

2) Serious buyers have fewer homes to choose from during the holidays and less competition means more money.

1) People who look for homes during the holidays are more serious buyers!


There is a large amount of value in the sentiments that accompany the holidays, and buyers who are searching for a home during the holiday season will have the ability to envision their future holidays in the home. That ability to reach someone emotionally is a very empowering moment for a seller. Check out this article I read outlining the benefits of house-hunting during the holidays, for a spin on the buyer’s side of this idea!



If you are thinking of listing in the spring, consider listing now to get a jump on the spring market. Call Johnnie Creel with Keller Williams today for a free, competitive market analysis of your Knoxville home!


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