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Holidays and the Housing Market are Compatible

“Is it too late to list my house?”

My client’s question came the day after we turned our calendars to November.  Yes, it’s the official beginning of the holiday season, but no, it is not too late to sell or buy property.  The housing market may slow down during November and December but it does not shut down.

The right time to sell has little to do with the month on the calendar and the temperature outside and everything to do with the client’s timing.  Whether you’re selling or seeking a condo or an oceanfront mansion, the time of year should have little impact on your decision to move forward.  Ditto for the weather.  Fortunately, in Southern California we rarely have to contend with snow, sleet, slush and other natural hindrances to showing and selling real estate.

Inventory is limited but interest rates are very inviting.  If you’re selling, your property will be welcomed by the market.  If you’re buying, you will need to be ready to act no matter what the calendar or thermometer says.

  If you are ready the market is ready for you.