11 Reasons to List During the Holidays


Melanie Mctigue


December 7, 2022 8.00am EST


Original Post


Ottawa, Ontario

  1. People who look for a home during the holidays are more serious Buyers!
  2. Serious Buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays, and less competition means more money for you!
  3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!
  4. Houses show better when decorated for the holidays!
  5. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!
  6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the holidays than they do during the work week!
  7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons!
  8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture that market!
  9. You can still be on the market, but you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the holidays!
  10. You can sell now for more money, and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year!
  11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non contingent Buyer during the spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low!

Melanie Mctigue

Melanie has been active in the Ottawa Real Estate industry since 2007 and has held a wide number of roles, including Realtor Assistant, Client Support, Property Management, International Housing Coordinator (NATO) in Belgium, and is currently a REALTOR® with Century 21. She is fully bi-lingual and has an extensive background in Business and IT management. These skills have been instrumental in enabling her client focused approach. Melanie brings extraordinary energy to her real estate business, resulting in an unequaled level of customer service. As a proud mother to a nine-year-old daughter and a military wife that has completed several cross country and international moves, Melanie is very familiar with the challenges that buying, selling and moving present.

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