Should I list my home for sale in Toronto so close to Christmas?

The short answer is Yes!

Toronto is an international city.  Many of us have different beliefs and different levels of beliefs.  To a large proportion of the population of Toronto the Christmas Holidays are just holidays.

That means that from mid December until about the first week of January people will have181 Carlton a lot of free time.  If they’ve been looking for a new home, they probably won’t stop.  If they’ve been just thinking about making a move in the new year they’ll probably be doing research on the internet.  Others will be just out shopping and visiting family and friends. so If your home is listed there’s a good chance that they’ll see your sign or your front lawn and if they’re doing research on the internet they’ll see your listing on the MLS,, or a Realtor’s website.

Where your home is for sale is also an important consideration.  In the prime areas there is still plenty of competition.  Yesterday I heard that one of your office listings near Yonge and Lawrence had 11 offers on Monday, I also heard of a west end property that had a similar experience.

Another important thing to consider is whether you want your home to be the only one LivingRoom_2on the market, or if you want your home to be compared to others.  It all depends on your home and the strategy that you choose.  If you’re the only home for sale in the neighbourhood and your home is above average, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a busy successful listing.  If you think that it’d be better to list your home when there are more buyers looking, then I’d wait for the Spring Market (it starts mid-February, here).

If you’re thinking of buying or selling real estate in Toronto in the near future, call me at 416-671-5775.

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