Should you List Your Home During the Holidays?

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Should you List Your Home During the Holidays?


If you’re ready to sell your home, but are wondering whether you should hold off until after the holidays, think again.

In a normal year, fewer homes are on the market between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But, of course, 2020 has been anything but normal. As we near the end of this challenging year, many areas continue to experience a real estate inventory shortage and interest rates remain at record lows. Meanwhile, more people are looking to relocate, and serious buyers are unlikely to put their home search on hold during the holidays. So why should you postpone your selling plans?

If you aren’t comfortable having people view your home in person, there’s no need to worry. Coldwell Banker affiliated agents offer virtual tours to showcase all of your home’s key features while keeping everyone safe.

Here are a few benefits to listing your home during the 2020 holiday season:

More strong offers. Buyers who are shopping for homes during the holidays are usually more motivated, but this year, they may be even more motivated, spurring them to make a solid offer before someone else does. If your home is priced right, it’s not unusual in this highly competitive market to receive full-price and multiple offers.

Holiday decor boosts curb appeal. Simple and tasteful holiday decorations – both inside and out – can enhance your home and make it more welcoming. Just make sure the festive décor doesn’t distract buyers and take up too much space.
Fewer homes on the market. While inventory has been low for some time, December is often a month when there is less competition from other homes on the market, so your property will stand out more.


Faster closings. With the end of the year approaching, everyone involved in a holiday real estate transaction is eager to wrap up the process as soon as possible.


If you’re interested in listing your home this holiday season, our agents are ready to help. Get started today by contacting a local Coldwell Banker agent to schedule a virtual or socially distanced in-person appointment, or visit ColdwellBankerHomes.com.