January 12, 2012

4 tips for holiday-season home sellers

By Marcie Geffner - HSH.com

Conventional wisdom says the holidays are the worst time of the year to try to sell your home. But a new survey suggests this so-called wisdom might be wrong.

In fact, 60 percent of real estate agents polled by Realtor.com said they advise homeowners to sell during the holidays. Another 30 percent said they recommend a December sale if the seller is motivated to move quickly.

Why do so many agents favor December sales? A cynic might say they're eager to encourage any home sale at any time, regardless of the seasonal pros and cons.

But the Realtors themselves cited other specific advantages.

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http://library.hsh.com/articles/homeowners-repeat-buyers/4-tips-for-holiday-season-home-sellers.html