1. Many other properties will be taken off the market and re-listed after the holidays. Inventory will be lower and you will have less competition.
2. Only serious buyers look for a home during this time. Most November-December home shoppers need a home now. These are motivated buyers. If you are going to keep your home clean and rush out at a moment’s notice, doesn’t fewer showings with more motivated buyers sound good?
3. Less competition with more motivated buyers means better negotiating power for you, the seller. It’s just a fact. People shopping for a home during the holidays want to get the task accomplished and know where they are taking their family. They are more emotional, as we all are. They do not want to be taken advantage of, but may have less patience for lengthy negotiations and just want to get the deal done.
Read the whole list of 12 reasons – Why You Should Have Your Home on the Market Over the Holidays in 2011