Wow, the new year is almost here! With the sounds of jungle bells in the air and merry Christmas's all around, who has time to think about house shopping? I used to think the same thing, yet over the years I have made offers on 2 houses during the month of December! As a seller we sometimes feel the time to list is in the spring or late winter, yet that thinking is common among many sellers so what happens? A lack of houses on the market where buyers that need to move are still shopping right up to Christmas! And as a seller you want to have the best possible exposure and hopefully not miss out on that 1 buyer that is out there,(hopefully that buyer wasnt the one shopping for a home at Christmas). So I guess you have to ask yourself, how much time do I have to sell? Do I want to sell through the holidays or wait until january? It is inconvienient to sell a home, but the sooner you get it on the market, the sooner you can move on to your next "home".