Yes, I believe homes do sell during the holiday season. I just had a listing go under contract at the end of November and it is closing in January. There are always buyers looking this time of year as either they are relocating to Denver for a new job that has started or starts in January or they are a local buyer with some time off during the holidays. If the buyer is local and has some time off it might be a perfect time to look for a home and maybe even be in a new home for the holidays! Those buyer out looking at homes on a cold, snowy day are usual serious about purchasing a home.
Year after year, I have had homes sell in November and December. I don’t think you have to wait until spring to sell your home.
Come spring the inventory will go up and the interest rates might go up as well.
I always suggest getting ahead of the rush- so if the seller isn’t ready to put their home on the market in December, January might be the perfect time.
Shelley Bryant, Realtor- selling Lone Tree, Denver and surrounding areas.
It is to a sellers advantage to have their home on the market in the holiday season- the inventory is lower, less supply= sales. Also, the homes show beautifully with tasteful decorations and for some a holiday tree.