Thinking about listing, but not sure if now is the right time? With the holiday season approaching, we have compiled a list of TIPS to help guide some of your questions.  




1. Less Competition - Fewer houses to choose from during the holidays means your property would have less competition. Less competition = more money 

2. We can decide on showing times up front - Showings can be restricted to when you want your home to be shown. Marketing specified showing times is easy and simple to communicate upfront. 

3. Holiday decorations could help you! - Properties “show better” when tastefully decorated for the holiday season BUT less is more. Going overboard with the decor can be off-putting. A tasteful wreath on the door and a Christmas tree is more than sufficient to brighten your space for the holiday showings. Should you stage your home? Click the link to learn more, CLICK HERE.

4. Feeling that Holiday Spirit - Buyers are more emotional during the holidays which often allows them to base their decisions on good feelings they receive when viewing the home.

5. Time off from work - Buyers have more time to look for a house during the holidays because of time off from work.  We realize COVID has put a whole new meaning for time off.

6. Tax bonuses - Many people want to buy before the end of the year for financial and tax reasons.

7. Job relocation - January is traditionally the month for transfers. Those relocating for a job can’t wait until the spring season to buy. These buyers need a home now and so it is advantageous to put your home on the market to capture these hot, motivated buyers. 

8. Settlement dates - Sellers can put their home under contract now but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year if it is agreeable within the negotiations of the contract.

9. Vacation days - If you have flexibility in your timeline, rely on your Listing Agent to show your home while you're on vacation for the holidays. 

If you have questions related to your property and weighing out the pros and cons to listing right now, give Broker, Tamara Williams a call at 406-223-6823. I'd love to help talk through your options and what the market is doing at this time. Work with a Top Realtor in Bozeman. 


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