Should I pull my listing until the “Spring Market”?
If your house hasn’t yet sold, you may be considering taking it off the market and re-listing it during the “Spring Market”.
A misconception in Real Estate is that the “spring market” is always the best time to sell a home. I disagree with this. I feel that a buyer looking during the winter months really does have to buy and would be consider my “A” buyer. If you decide to remove your listing, you will miss some of the best buyers. People move all year round, not just in the spring.
The market is currently active with many buyers looking. The problem is they are doing just that “looking”. Many are fence sitting and may pull the trigger after the New Year. Of course, the showings will slow up during the holidays but you may just get that one buyer that comes along and is ready, willing, and able to buy. Or, your buyer may have already looked at the house and is waiting until after the New Year to make their move.
I agree that showing a home during the holiday season will be a slight distraction for the buyer looking and may concentrate on your decorations. As with any home for sale, remember you have to begin to look at the house as a House For Sale and consider the marketing of it, try not to go overboard with the decorations. No doubt, it will be an inconvenience for you, just think of it as possibly the buyer you’ve been waiting for.
Of course, since web listings have made it possible for buyers to tour every home virtually, you could decide to keep your listing active but limit the times and days that it can be shown.
Good luck, and have a wonderful Holiday and New Year.