To be on the market over the holidays or not to be, that is the question.
The answer…it’s different for everyone.
If you aren’t going to be home – have your house professionally cleaned, lock the door and don’t worry. Tell your agent showing availability is wide open until the day you return. Now go enjoy your time with family and friends. If you are spending the holidays in your home for sale – buyer traffic may be lower, but those shopping in December are serious. You never know when someone may be pressed to close a transaction before the end of the year or meet a 1031 exchange deadline. You can always put a restriction on showings for the days when family may gather or when you just may need to lay around in your pajamas with the cat and dog amidst the wrapping paper strewn about.