Monday Market Report – Will Selling During the Holidays Affect My Home Value?

The quick answer is yes – and in a good way!

Fall is only three days away, and this time of the year is perfect to list your home! Even though the holiday season sparks a busy schedule and family visits, these is less competition to sell your home! Most buyers who are searching for a home are just as dedicated as you are about selling, so this is another benefit to list your home during the holidays.


In the last 5 years, the median price has gone up in November and December, while the number of listings declines as the year comes to an end.  Many buyers want to move while there is time off from school and work in order to make the move stress free.  Therefore, the added demand and lack of competition causes prices to slightly peak towards the end of the year.

If you decided to wait and avoid the hassle of selling over the holidays, you may want to rethink that decision. Maybe there is something  in the air – houses just look prettier during the holidays and the weather is just perfect in Florida for house shopping!

If you decide to sell before the end of the year, you will want to have the house ready and on the market by about October 17th.

Sixty days is the average days a home is on the market. This will give you a little buffer in case there are any delays in getting an offer or at closing.  However, to give yourself a little less stress, you should list as soon as possible!

If you are serious about selling your home before the new year, get started with a free consultation.


About Kathryn Stelljes PA

I am a Realtor in the Downtown Orlando area. I have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and a degree in Residential Planning. My background in these design fields has advanced my ability to sell in the realm of residential real estate. As a native Floridian and resident of Downtown Orlando I understand the growing needs for homeowners in the Central Florida home market and specifically the Downtown market. I enjoy sharing information about businesses, fun events, and the historic homes and neighborhoods that make Downtown Orlando such a unique and vibrant place to live. I love Italian Greyhounds, old houses, interior design and design blogs, social media networking, and anything marketing related.
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One Response to Monday Market Report – Will Selling During the Holidays Affect My Home Value?

  1. Pingback: Monday Market Report – Need to sell your home before the end of the year? You need to read this! | Think Downtown Orlando

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