It’s common for homeowners to wait until after the holidays to list their homes. It’s also common for people who have their homes on the market to decide to take them off until the holidays are over. Here are six reasons why it’s not a good idea to wait according to Keeping Current Matters:

  1. Relocation buyers are still looking for homes. It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, companies will still move their employees and if the buyers have kids, they’ll want them to start school right after the holidays.

  2. Those looking for homes during this time of year are serious buyers. Those who come to view your home won’t just come out of curiosity, they are really searching for a home to buy.

  3. You can restrict the showings of your home. You can schedule them for times that are convenient to you therefore you remain in control.

  4. Homes look more appealing when decorated for the holidays.

  5. There is less competition. Since so many wait to list their house and people take their homes off the market during the holidays, yours won’t have as many homes to compete with.

  6. The amount of listings drastically increases after the holidays, which means more competition. In addition, many parts of the country will see surges of new construction in 2017, which will also lessen the demand for your house.

All of these reasons should help you see why waiting to sell your home isn’t the best idea. There’s still plenty of time to list your home before the holiday season is over, so don’t wait!