With the holidays approaching, prospective home sellers may be attempting to decide whether or not to wait for New Year’s before listing their house. Although the answer ultimately depends on each seller’s financial situation and motivation, showing the home during the holidays may be the better option. When decorated for the holidays, especially when professionally staged, houses show better during this time of the year. People who seek houses during the holidays usually are the more serious buyers. Listings also tend to decrease during the last few months of the year, and increase in January and February. Sellers can actively marketing a home, while restricting showings to specific days or times to avoid disrupting holiday plans. Sellers could also get more money for the house and may negotiate a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year. Selling during the holidays also provides an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer in the early spring, when more houses are on the market for less. | Read More