Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Is It Smart to List Your Home During the Holidays?

Is It Smart to List Your Home During the Holidays?

Are the Holidays A Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Christmas decor

Cooler weather has set in and stores are decorated for the holidays. Though I haven't heard any Christmas Carols yet except in my office, I know that people are talking about the holiday dinners, parties and gift buying. With Thanksgiving a couple of weeks away and Christmas a few weeks after that, you might be thinking there is no use in trying to sell right now, that nobody will be looking for a home during the holidays. That isn't so. Should you wait until spring? 

If your home has already been on the market and it hasn't sold, don't give up. I find the holidays to be a great time to sell as some of the best buyers are looking and needing homes before the first of the year. Homes look especially pretty and welcoming with holiday decor. There is excitement for the holidays in the air. 

In Clarksville, the unemployment rate is very low and new jobs and industry are everywhere. Our military population is always on the move and at Christmastime it is no different. After all, Clarksville is home to Ft. Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division. 


Inventory is at a 3-4 month inventory. There is less competition on the market because some sellers think there is no point in selling until spring. Buyers that look at homes during the holidays are serious buyers and ready to buy. There should be less negotiating and haggling over the little stuff.

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This means there is a greater chance for a stronger sale price and a quicker sale.  With emotions driving most sales, why not let the sweet aromas of the holidays and the pretty decor work in your favor? 

Should List Your Home Over the Holidays?

Clarksville TN Sellers, now's the best time. Let's get your home on the market and get your home Sold. Contact The Real Debbie Reynolds now. 931-320-6730.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsDebbie Reynolds • November 01 2018 12:50AM


Hi Debbie... I've never had an issue listing during the holidays... buyers are more serious at that time of year, even if there are fewer of them. And I always seem to be very busy in November and December

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 1 year ago

As always a beautiful post on a relevant subject!  I agree - the holidays are a good time to be on the market as buyers have a little time to travel and LOOK at homes, and the homes are so pretty during the holidays.   Sellers shouldn't be afraid to keep their home active during this time.

Posted by Mary Ann Daniell Realtor, Delivering Successful Results Since 1999 (Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Subsidiary of NRT LLC ) over 1 year ago

Debbie I usually find the  holidays no different than any other time of the year.  The only properties that sometimes are at a disadvantage are the ones the homeowner gets carried away with the decorations.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

When homes are decorated for the holidays, it can be a huge plus - and  a fresh cut tree smells just wonderful!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Debbie, I find it during the Holidays the serious buyers are out there, so if you want to sell this is a good time to list, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Debbie, I've always found buyers are very serious this time of year. We've never had any problems selling a home around the holidays and with the right decor, it can really add to the ambiance for buyers. Great post!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) over 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds -  I find holiday buying and selling has been a great time for us.  We have bought and sold our homes between Thanksgiving and January.  It might be a coincidence but it worked for us.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

When I listed properties I was always amazed at agents who cut down their marketing in the 4th quarter saying it was a bad time. That's when I marketed the hardest.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

This is excellent advice to share with prospective home sellers.

Home buyers are anxious to take advantage of the current attractive mortgage interest rates.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

My old adage is that if you don't have your home up for sale, you can't sell it.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago