There are varying opinions regarding whether or not a seller should list or keep their home listed over the holiday season. There’s no doubt that activity slows a bit during the period approaching New Year’s Eve but we question whether that slow down is more a function of decreased inventory as misinformed sellers pull properties from the market. Inventory definitely drops, but in this hot Seattle Seller’s market, properties that are listed over the holiday period will most likely find buyers.
This year sees Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa beginning on consecutive days: the 24th, 25th and 26th, respectively. So, it’s very possible that there won’t be many showings on those three days, but we’re betting that the week following the start of those holidays will see considerable activity – only if your property is still on the market.
Happy Selling and Happy Holidays!