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Field Guide to Buying & Selling During the Holidays

(Updated November 2013)

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)

Buying & Selling During the Holidays

Selling a home over the holiday season,  (Styled Staged & Sold,  Dec. 16, 2013).

Benefits of house-hunting during the holiday season, (Realty Times, Nov. 21, 2013).

Should you take your home off the market until after the holidays?, (Real Estate Today,  2013).

The holidays can actually be a good time to sell a home, (Yahoo! Finance/Business Insider, Oct. 22, 2013).

Should buying (or selling) a home be on your Christmas list?, (Carolina Live, Oct. 21, 2013).

5 tips for selling your home during the holidays, (Minnesota Association of REALTORS®, Oct. 11, 2013).

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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