Dear Monica: After months of preparation, my house is finally ready to put on the market. I’m wondering though if December is a bad time to list a property and that it would be better to wait until January. Any advice? Ann C.
Dear Ann: If this were a typical year in real estate, I would probably advise you not list your property in December when fewer people are buying, and to wait until the new year. You could certainly do this, but you may also decide not to wait until January.
The market is slower this year and there is more inventory and price reductions. Properties sell all months of the year and if yours is in a popular price range I would advise you not to wait. There is likely no advantage to doing so.