Offered by Scott and Laura Nordby, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Now that the holidays are upon us, you may feel compelled to wait to list your house, or take your house off the market, until after the New Year. After all, with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, who will actually want to come and take a look?
The short answer: serious buyers will be looking, which is good for you.
Here’s the long answer: There is a significant drop in new listings and listings under contract after Thanksgiving. That means that interest and competition decreases, leaving only serious sellers and dedicated buyers.
If you’ve had a house on the market for a while, review your pricing and marketing strategy with your REALTOR®. It may be time to reconsider price or evaluate the obstacles that are preventing your home from selling. If you’re uncertain about juggling a home sale during this busy season, talk with your REALTOR® about the expectations of the buyers in the market so you can make an informed decision.
If the idea of selling right now leaves you feeling a bit like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone, look at January. Inventory is still tight, and buyers motivated by their New Years resolutions enter the market, eager to check it off their list. REALTORS® are prepped for 2018 and ready to get back to doing what they love.
No matter which way you go, one thing is important to remember: communication is key. Talk with your REALTOR® and discuss your goals and concerns. They are there to work with you to ensure you have all your questions answered so you can make the decision that is best for you and your family.
If you’d like to speak with a REALTOR®, please call 720-371-6733. We’ll make sure you talk with someone who is knowledgeable about real estate and your local market.
From our families to yours, we wish you very happy holidays!
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