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(Updated November 2014)

The holiday season is here. Your buyers and sellers are asking if this is a good time to buy or sell a house. Find out the pros and cons, how to stage a home during this time of year and whether to decorate or not. (A. Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist)

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Buying & Selling During the Holidays

Why November is the best month to sell your home, (Forbes, Nov. 14, 2014).

Top 10 reasons to sell your home during the holidays, (ActiveRain.Trulia.com, Oct. 25, 2014).

Holiday selling can mean less competition, (The Orange County Register, Oct. 22, 2014).

10 reasons your can sell your home during the holidays without hassle, (realtor.com®, n.d.).

Why the holiday season is a great time to sell your home!, (Century 21 Scheetz, Oct. 15, 2014).

4 decorating tips for home sellers during the holidays,  (First Team, Oct. 15, 2014).

Selling your home during the holidays?, (homebuying.about.com, n.d.).

Why you should buy a home during the holidays, (realtor.com®, n.d.).

Top 10 tips for selling your home during the holidays, (FrontDoor, n.d.).

eBooks & Other Resources


The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Home Staging for Dummies (Kindle, Adobe PDF eBook)

Home Staging That Works (Kindle, Adobe PDF eBook)

How to sell a house fast in a slow real estate market (Kindle, Adobe PDF eBook)

Staged to Sell (Or Keep) (Kindle, Adobe PDF eBook)

Staging to Sell  (Kindle, Adobe PDF eBook)

Field Guides & More

These field guides and other resources in the Virtual Library may also be of interest:

Field Guide to Sales Closings

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