Should you buy or sell a home during the holidays?

Should you buy or sell a home during the holidays?

Entertain out-of-town guests. Shop for Christmas gifts. Cook a big meal.

That’s one example of a to-do list for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. How will you accomplish it all — much less squeeze in the substantial amount of time it takes to list or buy a home. That’s why so many folks don’t try to sell or buy a house near the end of the year.

But several local real estate experts strongly advise you to take advantage of the typically slower winter season to try to find a buyer for your house or to purchase one.

For sellers, you’re getting serious buyers and competing against a much smaller pool of for-sale properties. For buyers, you may get a better price and terms because you’re likely negotiating with a motivated seller.

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