We often get the question, “Should we put our home on the market before the holidays?” or less frequently, “Should we take our home off the market for the holidays?” Yes, and no.
Generally, although there may be less buyers looking between Thanksgiving and Christmas, those who are looking are generally more serious. Also, people visiting relatives or taking a holiday vacation in the St Petersburg area may want to buy while they’re here. Many sellers wait until the first week in January to put their house on the market, so there will be more competition if you wait.
A home is particularly appealing during the holidays – homes have aromas of cookies and baked goodies, of fresh evergreens, perhaps flowers and fruit. Go ahead and decorate, just don’t overdo it. Think simple, think highlights and accents. For me, there are also memories of glogg and cardamom seeds.
If your home is listed and you have planned events that won’t be convenient for showings, tell your real estate agent so that they can schedule showing requests around your activities. If you’re going out of town, be sure to leave a phone number or email contact so your agent can reach you with any offers that come in.
Want to get your home on the market now? Call The Simms Team at 727-898-2582 for a consultation.
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