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Colby, Both Buyer and Seller in Hendersonville, NC

Bad time to list?

Asked by Colby, Hendersonville, NC Sun Dec 9, 2007

I have a house for sale in the smokey mountains of Western North Carolina. Is it a bad time to list during the holidays?

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This is a great time to list! Your home usually never looks better than around the holidays with the tree up and with the holiday decorations.

True, there are usually not that many people out looking this time of the year. Those who are though are very serious and usually need to buy now. Really, what could it hurt to have your house listed now as apposed to the spring? You might just end up with a buyer!

Good Luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 9, 2007
It's never a bad time to list as long as you are asking and expect a fair price for your home.

It doesn't matter how much you hear about a failing market in the news. People are always buying and selling real estate. You never know when or where your buyer comes from.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 17, 2007

In this market buyers are looking for price reductions and longer days on market.

There is also a school of thought that says (1) buyers move into neighborhoods to be closer to friends and family and (2) the holidays are a great time to have that sign on your lawn to generate interest. If they don't have time to visit your home during the holidays, they may certainly keep it in mind and be back to view your property shortly thereafter.

Its your call. Good Luck!
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 9, 2007
How much snow have you gotten yet? We haven't seen anything here in Charlotte.

One advantage to having your home on the market during the holidays is that usually people take some time off of work between Christmas and New Years. If they had been looking for a home before Christmas, sometimes cabin fever sets in and they venture out to resume their house hunt. Just make sure that, as is always the case during the winter, that any snowfall is cleared from the walking paths and driveways. No sense temping people with a house they can't get to.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 9, 2007
Traditionally, the holidays are a slow time of year for real estate. The last few years this has not been the case. This year however, is really slow. Most of the excitement is created when a home first comes out on the market (first two weeks). So if you can wait until after Jan 1 you will probably get more activity at the beginning of marketing your home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 9, 2007
The first moment you decide to sell your property is the best time to list it.
No one has the crystal ball to know when and to whom their property will sell.
Your buyer could be looking for their new home today.
Once a home owner seriously decides to sell, he/she should do everything they can not to lose a buyer opportunity
Best of luck in the sale of your home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 9, 2007
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