10 Good Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:40

It is a common misconception that it is harder to sell your home in the winter and although the holidays are hectic for most people, this is actually a great time to get your property on the market! If you are prepared, putting your home on the market “off season” has its advantages. So, bundle up and hang up those lights and learn why selling your home during the holidays may be your best move yet!

1.People looking are more serious about buying

2.Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from, less inventory available, so you have less competition.

3.Houses tend to “show better” with holiday décor.

4.After the holidays the supply of listings increases substantially which lowers the demand for your home.

5.Buyers can be more emotional during the holiday season.

6.Buyers have more time to look during the holiday, as opposed to normal work-schedules at non-seasonal times.

7.Many will buy to take advantage of year-end tax benefits.

8.January is the month for some job transfers. If transferees cannot wait until spring, you must be on the market!

9.You can sell now, but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until next year if you prefer.

10. By selling now you have an opportunity to buy during the spring, when more houses are on the market. 

So, if you’ve thought about selling your home but wanted to wait until after the busy holiday season, you may want to reconsider. Not only does this opportunity allow your home to be showcased in front of serious buyers, but the winter’s landscape allows for a picture perfect property. 






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Lillian Montalto

In May of 2000, Lillian established Lillian Montalto Signature Properties.

Lillian has been the #1 Agent in New England for the past 19 years. Lillian is the founder, broker and principal of Lillian Montalto Signature Properties at 34 Park Street, Andover MA.

Lillian has closed over $1.5 Billion dollars worth of real estate in her career. She also personally coaches several of America’s top real estate agents. Lillian has also been recognized by the National Association of Realtors as America’s #1 Female Real Estate Agent. She is active in several community activities including the Andover Montessori School, North East Builders Association. YWCA, YMCA, and North Andover Lions Club. Lillian is only one of 67 real estate associates nationwide to have achieved 8 educational designations. Her firm also is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the #1 relocation company internationally.

Lillian has been a Brinton Super Star, a member of Bill Barrett's Top 50 and has been a keynote Speaker at NAR, the National Association of Realtors annual conference, and numerous Real Estate and Business seminars around the world, including Bali, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. She and her husband Bob, were recently recognized by Art and Antiques Magazine as being one of America’s Top 200 Art Collectors in 2 different categories; Primitive Art and Decorative Arts. Their home was recently featured in Boston Magazine, Art and Antiques, and the North Shore magazine. Their collections have been featured in Art and Antiques, Veranda, Shelter and various Wood Art Magazines.


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