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You Have 1 Week Left to List Your Home This Year

Juan Murray

Juan began his real estate career in 1994 as their Housing Rehabilitation Director for the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), a na...

Juan began his real estate career in 1994 as their Housing Rehabilitation Director for the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), a na...

Nov 5 3 minutes read

So, you’ve been thinking about putting your home on the market, but the timing never seems right. We get it; life moves fast! It’s already the beginning of November and the holidays will be here before you know it. Entertaining guests, traveling, and spending time with family during this season is stressful enough that you can't even fathom the thought of potential buyers walking all through your home, dealing with inspections, and negotiations. 

So what do you do? Should you wait another few months after the holidays to list your home? No.

In fact, according to Realtor.com, the average number of days on the market is 62 days (in Jamaica Plain, the average days on the market this time last was year was 45, and this year it's 61). That means the longer you put off listing your home, the longer the sale will take to wrap up after the holidays.

Why Winter Is The Best Time To Sell

Less Competition

If you wait until spring to list like everyone else, there will be more competition. In the winter, there are fewer homes on the market, which will make your home stand out even more.

Showcase Winter Readiness 

You can also use winter to your advantage when showing off your home’s features like fireplaces and hot tubs by making it cozy and warm. Selling in the winter also demonstrates that your home can handle harsh winter conditions.

Eliminate Looky-Loos

As you know, just because someone is looking at homes for sale doesn't mean they're serious. If someone is taking the time out of their holiday break to see your home, chances are they're more intentional. Although you may see fewer potential buyers come through showings and open houses, most of them will be more serious contenders. 

Higher Offers

Since we are approaching the end of the year, performance reviews may bring more bonuses and financial freedom to a buyer's budget, which is excellent news for you, the seller.

With all this being said, 62 days from November 10th is January 10th. So, if you want to sell with all these advantages in mind during the winter, you may want to speed up your decision to list your home.

It's Now Or Never.

We know it may be scary, but if it's been on your mind for a while, now is the right time.

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