selling your home during the holidaysI need your help with a problem. I have qualified buyers looking for homes from the $300,000-$1.2 mil range in multiple towns, including Maplewood, S. Orange, Summit, Chatham, Madison and West Orange, NJ and I need houses to sell them!

Are you considering selling your home and holding off until spring? Know someone who is? Please contact me so we can determine if selling now is a wise decision for you.

Believe it or not, selling during the holiday season has some real advantages for sellers to consider. First and foremost, buyers who are looking during the holidays are serious buyers. There is less competition from other sellers during this time of year. Fewer homes on the market make yours an attractive target for serious buyers and this can mean more money in your pocket. In addition, buyers have more time to look during the holidays and can be more emotional, potentially yielding more for your home. If you are concerned about showings during “family time” or closing too close to the New Year, all of these details can be addressed. Lastly, if you need to sell your current home in order to purchase a new one selling now will allow you to be a non-contingent (more competitive) buyer in the Spring.

Allison Ziefert is Maplewood, NJ based realtor and the #1 individual real estate agent at Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct in Maplewood, NJ. A local market expert, Allison specializes Maplewood, NJ real estate and homes and South Orange, NJ real estate and homes as well as Millburn/Short Hills, NJ, West Orange, NJ and surrounding towns. Allison’s success as a Maplewood/S. Orange realtor is driven by earning great testimonials from sellers and buyers of homes her marketplace. You can read her testimonials at