1. There is less competition from other sellers during the holiday season.
2. Homebuyers are more serious during winter.
3. This time of year has one of the highest ratios of “Listings Sold” to “Listings Taken.
4. Prospects are more understanding when you restrict showings because of holidays and family gatherings.
5. Buyers have more time to look at homes during the holiday season, especially during vacation time.
6. January is traditionally the biggest job transfer month, so you should be “available” to capture this market.
7. You may receive more money for your home because there are fewer homes on the market.
8. By selling now you can ask for, and usually receive, a delayed closing or extended occupancy until the start of the year.
9. Your home “shows” better during the holidays.
10. If you sell during winter, you will be in an excellent position to purchase in springtime when more home selections and competitive prices are available.
11. Corporate transferees, who need to buy a home now, are usually less demanding and often willing to pay higher prices.
12. While you may have fewer showings, you’ll attract more qualified and motivated buyers.