Let’s Ask Katie - January 2024

Let’s Ask Katie
Expert Advice for all your Real Estate questions from Katie Machoskie
Hi Katie,
We’re ready to list our house now that the holidays are over. One of my neighbors told us we should wait until after the SuperBowl. What does that have to do with the real estate market? Sandy & Steve, Newport Coast
Hi Sandy and Steve,
The idea of waiting to list your home for sale until after Super Bowl Sunday is based on the belief that the period leading up to the Super Bowl is not an ideal time to attract potential buyers.
First, the period leading up to the Super Bowl is often seen as a time when many people are focused on December holidays, returning from holiday travel and getting kids back to school after break. For some, a SuperBowl Party is the last hurrah of the holiday season. As a result, some sellers and agents believe that potential buyers may be less inclined to engage in home shopping activities.
The period immediately following the Super Bowl is often considered the beginning of the spring real estate market, which is traditionally a busier and more active time for home sales. Sellers may choose to wait until after the Super Bowl to list their homes in order to align with this perceived uptick in buyer activity and market momentum. It's important to note that there is no hard and fast rule that dictates when you should or should not list your home for sale. Market conditions can vary significantly by region, and the decision to list a home should be based on a combination of factors, including local market dynamics, your personal circumstances, and your motivation to sell.
Ultimately, while the notion of waiting until after Super Bowl Sunday to list a home may have some basis in tradition and perception, it's essential to make decisions based on a comprehensive understanding of your specific market and your individual goals as a seller. An experienced real estate agent will help you make the decision that’s right for you.
Katie Machoskie is a real estate agent and team lead of Machoskie & Associates at COMPASS in Orange County. With over 20 yrs of experience, she has sold over $1 billion and she and her team of neighborhood specialists are ready to assist you wherever you are. Have a question? Email her at [email protected] DRE#01380037 Follow her on Instagram @machoskiehomes.

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