As a Mom, I totally understand why some people would rather wait. It's during the Holidays we start getting stretched out. There is several Christmas parties to attend, shopping for everyone, and there is lots of church activities to go to during this time. Adding to the mix having your home staged at all times and then needing to leave during a showing can add a lot of stress or having your home staged and letting your agent do Open houses, then no one shows up can add a lot of stress. I totally understand if someone does not want to deal with that during the holidays. The housing market will still be in full swing after the New year. Its a good time to get with your agent though. So your agent can do all the paperwork and let you know what needs to be done to your home so it will move quickly. That way when your ready to have it on the market, your agent will have everything ready also.