This is an article on Zillow about whether to take your home off the market during the holiday season. Historically, people take their homes off of the market because prospective buyers may assume that their is a problem with the house and many people do not want to keep up with the stress of open houses during the holidays. The article states that this is a good time to update houses with problems. A reason cited for keeping a house on the market during this time is that the competition is smaller.
- Conventional wisdom used to be that you shouldn’t even try to sell your home during the busy holiday season.
- Potential home buyers were attending parties, cooking holiday meals, buying presents, or vacationing this time of year.
- But with the Internet, smartphones, tablets and our always-on lifestyle, that conventional wisdom isn’t relevant anymore. The reality is, the home-buying season is now year-round.
“Conventional wisdom used to be that you shouldn’t even try to sell your home during the busy holiday season.”