The holiday season has arrived! The time of year people’s thoughts turn to baking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. It is also the time of year I get asked from at least one of my sellers of “Should I take my home off the Spring Texas real estate market during the holidays?”
My answer this year is the same as it was last year “It depends upon your reason for selling.”
If your time frame for selling is flexible and you don’t want to be inconvenienced with showings during the holidays, then go ahead and take your house off the market.
If you have a real desire to sell then keep your house on the real estate market because there are some very good reasons to do so. Including:
Thanks to the extended and expanded homebuyers tax credits there will be additional buyers in the market this holiday season. If you take your house off the market you could lose out on buyers wanting to take advantage of the tax credit before it expires on April 30th, 2010.
I can’t guarantee your house will sell if you keep it on the market during the holidays but I can guarantee it won’t sell if you take it off the market.
We entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning... read moreWe entrusted Jill Wente with the sale of our current home and purchase of a new home. From the beginning she was extremely up front and honest about exactly what we would need to do to get our house sold. We had an incredibly tight timeline, that she explained would be difficult to make - but she helped us make it happen and our house was under contract in 2 days! She had recommendations for all our home repair needs and they were all professional and fairly priced. She worked hard to really sell our offer for our new home - she was able to pull off the tight timeline, securing a rent back from our old house so we had time to move out, and a contingency for our new home. Definitely exceeded our expectations. She was so helpful along the way - as first time home sellers we really relied on her and we feel lucky to have worked with her! You will not regret working with Jill! read less