Should You List Your House For Sale During The Holidays

Dated: 12/18/2019

Views: 87

Sellers often wonder if it's a waste of time to have their house for sale during the holidays or not. So, we've put together some info to help you decide if the timing is right for you: 


Image title



It's true, there are less homes for sale during the holidays. That also means there LESS COMPETITION during the holiday season. If you've got a house that's a little unique, maybe even odd, now might be a great time to put a for sale sign in the yard! Buyers won't necessarily have as many houses to choose from so they'll be for forgiving of extra unique factors.


 Another thing to consider about listing your house for sale during the holidays is that buyers that are out in the dark after work in December are usually more serious about buying a house. And we all like serious buyers!

Image title   


Image title


If you've ever been house hunting, you know that after a day of showings - you can barely remember one house from the next! But, holiday decorations can really make a home feel more warm and cozy than usual. AND, it might make your property stand out from the competition. 




Need a tax break before the new year? Just one more reason why listing your house during the holidays might work in your favor!  

Image title


Image title


Sometimes winter can be pretty when there's a fresh blanket of snow (and we're not driving in it). But, most times it's just a little too brown. Brown grass, brown bare trees, heck even the snow is brown sometimes! So, when your neighborhood has holiday lights it gives a nice sparkle and twinkle to what would otherwise be dark and dreary.



New year, new career! People moving to town for a new job or a job transfer need somewhere to live.

Image title


Image title


"That would be the perfect place for our Christmas tree."

"We can have our holiday dinner here."

"I can picture the stockings on that fireplace mantle."


Yep, that's how you play on emotions during the holidays.


People typically want to be moved into their new place before the holiday so they're generally pretty quick about getting closed.

Image title


There you have it! Our best reasons to consider selling your house during the holiday season. If you'd like to talk more in depth about your specific situation please let us know!

Blog author image

Heather Wright

In the competitive Des Moines market, Heather Wright combines client-focused service, innovative marketing techniques, and a decade of experience to make sure that your buying or selling experience is....

Latest Blog Posts

Location Location

When you can work from anywhere, why not work from West Des Moines, Waukee or Urbandale? Dallas County, Iowa was #10 on the Top 10 places remote workers can call home. You can

Read More

THINKING OF SELLING IN 2020

If you’re thinking about selling your house this year, have you been a little nervous about the market?I get it - it’s been a year!First, the economy tanked with COVID-19. But that didn’t

Read More

Updating Your Cabinets

An easy way to update your kitchen or bath without breaking your budget is to paint the cabinets. It's definitely worth your while

Read More

Is Now A Good Time To Sell

2020 has been a strange year for all of us! And the real estate market is certainly no exception. A common question we've been hearing - is now a good time to sell?

Read More