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Is the Holiday Season a Good Time To Sell Your Home In Springfield Missouri?

A lot of people ask us if it's a good time to list a home in Springfield Missouri for sale during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's seasons. The weather is turning colder, days are getting shorter, and people's minds are on the holidays. Is this really a good time to list your home? Absolutely! It's indeed a great time to sell your home!

Christmas in the Ozarks

Homes that are decorated for the holidays are warm and inviting. Greenery on the fireplace or stair rail, a Christmas tree with shiny ornaments and lights, and a few red poinsettias can really make buyers see the attractiveness of your home. During an open house we can even serve hot apple cider to the buyers looking at your home!

Hot Apple Cider For Your Open House

Buyers this time of year are fewer in number but you can rest assured they are more serious buyers and not just window-shopping. People who brave the cold weather to look at homes and give up holiday shopping days are ready to buy. The end of the year is when most companies transfer employees to new jobs and locations. They are ready and motivated to buy!  There are also fewer homes listed for sale in the Ozarks this time of year so it means you have less competition from other properties similar to your home! When your home sells, we can schedule the closing out far enough to give you plenty of time to find a new home. Of course we look forward to finding you a new home too!Springfield Missouri Real Estate Holiday Time

About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.

Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBetty Knowles • October 28 2009 07:05PM


The holidays can be an incredible time to sell a home.  We sold a home in December one year that was only on the market for 3-4 days.  It was also decorated to the hilt!  It pushed all the right buttons!

Posted by Ellen Crawford, Alpharetta Real Estate Agents & Alpharetta REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) about 9 years ago

Thanks Ellen, we agree. Here in Springfield Missouri people love to decorate their homes and it naturally makes them show well.

Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com) about 9 years ago