Should I take my home off the market for the holidays?

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As we head into the last month of the year, sellers usually wonder if they should take their home off the market for the holidays. While no one has a crystal ball, there are many good reasons to consider leaving your home on the market until it sells. Granted, there will be fewer buyers looking for homes in December than there are during the spring and summer months. However, those buyers who are looking to buy a home during the winter months are often serious buyers and not casual lookers. And, it only takes one good buyer to achieve a sale. There will also be less competition from other home sellers. By the end of the year, many sellers who have been unable to sell simply give up and take their homes off the market. Less competition increases the odds of a sale for sellers whose homes are on the market. Interest rates are another factor that could work in your favor. Interest rates were tame during the September and October, which was the opposite of what was expected. Most econ...