Should You Sell Your Bethesda Home During the Holidays?

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Many of you have been warned not to sell your Bethesda home during the holidays and to wait until Spring when your house looks it’s best. Phooey, we say. There are a lot of reasons for ignoring this advice.

Inventory is still low

While the market is slightly more balanced than in years past, it’s still pretty much a sellers market as long as homes are presented properly. If you’ve got a nice home to sell and you don’t over-price it, there are buyers out there looking.

Holiday Buyers are not tire kickers

True! Life gets crazed at this time of year. Fitting in a house tour between shopping for turkey or Chanukah candles is not for the faint of heart. These buyers are serious and ready. As a seller, you may get fewer showings, but they’ll be of a higher quality.

Homes look their best during the Holidays

Holiday decorations can liven up any property. As long as you can keep the kitsch to a minimum and not overcrowd the property, you’ll be creating an inviting atmosphere, which future buyers may want to replicate. Turn up the thermostat a degree or two if it’s chilly outside. Think warm and cozy. Buyers will!

Beat the Spring rush

Listing a house in November or December can help you stand out. Come January/February you will be one of many. If you want to be the belle of the ball it’s best to arrive early.

How to avoid the Inspection Jitters – a checklist of things a Seller can do before the home inspector arrives.

Asking Price vs Selling Price – the spread between the asking and selling price lets you know about the mental health of the real estate market.

The Good, The Ugly, and the Toilet Plunger – why you want a professional agent on your side (let us obsess about all of the tiny stuff!)

Use the additional helpful articles to get information on selling your home in any season. These tips will help whether it is before or after the holidays are over.


About the Authors: The above Real Estate information on Should you sell your Bethesda home during the holidays was provided by Marcie Sandalow & Catarina Bannier, award winning real estate agents in the DC region. They can be reached via email at or or or by phone at 202-487-7177 (Cati) or 301-758-4894 (Marcie). Marcie & Cati have helped hundreds of people move in and out of multiple DC-area locations for the last 15+ Years.

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