Should I List My Home Before Christmas?

With all of the crazy busyness that the holiday season brings (and the work required to get your home ready to sell), waiting until after the holidays to sell your home in Eldon, MO seems like an obvious choice. However, recent insights suggest that listing your home before Christmas may be more advantageous. Keep reading to learn why listing your home before the New Year might best for you.

6 Reasons Why You Should List Your Home Before Christmas

1. You Will Have Less Competition
Because so many sellers decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes (some people even choose to take their homes off the market during this time), the number of homes on the market is almost always lower in December than any other time of the year. By listing your home now, you won't have to compete with as many other properties.

2. You Can Get In Front Of Serious Buyers
Because the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, you can be confident that the buyers who still find time to look at homes in December are serious about making a purchase - and making it soon. By listing your home now, you will be able to get it in front of these serious buyers.

3. Your Home Will Show Better With Christmas Decorations
Decorating for Christmas can bring your home staging efforts to a whole new level. There's something irresistible about bright, cheerful Christmas decorations. They're so effective, in fact, that you may be able to use your holiday decorations as the extent of your home staging efforts - you probably won't need anything else!

4. You Can Avoid The Housing Spike In January
Because so many sellers wait to list their homes until January, there is almost always a major housing spike after the first of the year. It can be hard to make your home stand out amidst so many others. By listing your home when there is less competition, you may be able to get better visibility and higher offers.

5. You Can Control When Your Home Is Available For Showings
The holidays are a busy time for everyone. Many people balk at the idea of selling their homes during the holidays because they want to have private access to their own homes for Christmas parties and family gatherings, but the important thing to remember is that you can choose when your home is available for showings. Your buyers will understand!

6. You Won't Have To Move Until After The Holidays
The idea of moving during the Christmas season is completely overwhelming - and understandably so. Fortunately, the negotiations on a home sale typically last at least a month. By the time you close, Christmas and New Year's will have come and gone. By selling now, you'll be able to enjoy one last Christmas in your current house before starting 2016 in your new home.

Devine & Associates Can List Your Home!

If you would like more information about selling your home in Laurie, MO or why you should list your home before the holidays, don't hesitate to contact the team at Devine & Associates Real Estate. As the best real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would be honored to help you during this exciting time. Happy Holidays from Devine & Associates!

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