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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

That seems like a "motivation" issue to me.  That has happened at times over the years.  Not just during the holidays.  Next...  

Dec 23, 2019 06:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, there are days people resist showing (like Chritmas Eve and Christmas Day), but it's more a limitations on the hours what with kids home from school, visitors, etc.

Dec 23, 2019 06:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not experiencing that but then I am not showing properties.  100% of my business this year has been listings.  All vacant so people can go when they feel like it.  There were showings yesterday in the rain. One agent called and said, "we got soaked - my clients love the house and will be writing an offer."  Now, that is a good argument for holiday showings and that homes do sell during the holidays. 

Dec 23, 2019 07:45 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have not had that problem here Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Dec 23, 2019 06:10 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Understandable as we witness their priorities.....

Dec 23, 2019 06:05 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I have people beating down my door to get into my listings.  Just waiting on the staging to be done before we let them in.

Dec 23, 2019 08:51 AM
Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
Call me, let's get started!!! 717-273-3774

It is difficult to get a showing this time of year in an occupied property. People have trees up, gifts out, friends over, family get-togethers  Ask yourself if you'd want to change your plans and vacate to have complete strangers walking through your home. Waiting until after the holidays shouldn't be a big deal. I, personally, discourage any showings right now until after Jan 1. It isn't going to close until next year anyway.

Dec 23, 2019 07:28 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Yes! It just lets you know how much they want to sell their home

Dec 23, 2019 06:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

And this too shall pass...

Dec 23, 2019 09:12 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if they don't want showings, they'll request temporarily off the market in the status section....otherwise, they will show.... we are down to 18 listings on the market in this town of 7,722 single family homes....

they had better want the showing.

Dec 23, 2019 08:57 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yep.  But I also know those looking at this time of year are SERIOUS buyers.

Sellers, on the other hand, know a few days won't make a difference.

Agents believe they MUST repeat every fantasy their client entertains. Agents tend to be the ones who muck up a well oiled machine by abandoning reason. "They want to see it at 10am Dec 25. What is the lowest they will take? Why hasn't the seller responded to the dirt-ball offer within the 4 hour limit the contract stated?"

My current listing are getting a strong flow of activity. Of course one of them is vacant. The other benefits from a very selective showing mechanism.

Dec 23, 2019 08:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Scheduling interviews this week, so far all my openings on Wednesday remain open.

Merry Christmas, enjoy the break.

Dec 23, 2019 11:09 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not in my area, my listing have had several showings the past weeks. 

Dec 23, 2019 06:26 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think they just want some provacy with kids home from school and maybe family visiting.

Dec 23, 2019 12:10 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

No showings for me.

Dec 23, 2019 09:40 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

u r right about it. too busy for the holidays. wait after new year.

Dec 23, 2019 07:12 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

The closer to Christmas, the less people ant people in their homes. It's understandable. Disruption and security as guests and gifts begin to enter the homes.

Dec 23, 2019 09:40 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not particularly tough.  But my market has a LOT of summer/vaction homes that are not people's primary residence.... makes it easier this time of year.

Dec 23, 2019 12:31 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had this very problem.  Never did get into two homes!  

Dec 28, 2019 11:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

More people are only going with 1 hour showings now


Dec 28, 2019 11:10 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Yes, very hard.

Dec 26, 2019 06:36 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If it is on the market this time of year, the seller is probably motivatied and showings are not a problem.

Exception is Christmas Day and New Years day. Does not matter to me since I am not working those days anyway.

Dec 24, 2019 12:18 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When i list a home, i have this talk with my sellers. We cant sell a home if buyers cnt see it. 

Dec 24, 2019 05:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not much more than other times of the year.

Dec 24, 2019 05:05 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OH NO! I'm sorry Paul - that stinks!

I tell my sellers that buyers that are out this time of year are NOT tire-kickers so, accommodating showings is very important!

Dec 23, 2019 08:25 PM