Pat Starnes Snippets: Who Says December Is a Slow Month in Real Estate?

Who Says December Is a Slow Month in Real Estate?

Someone commented the other day that "everyone knows" houses don't sell during the holidays. That may be true is certain parts of the country, but it isn't true in Brandon and Madison, MS!

Sure, the market may slow down, but people DO buy houses during the holidays. And homes that are properly positioned in the marketplace, are clean and appropriately staged will garner the most attention. 

It's been business as usual for me the last couple of weeks; a new listing, one offer accepted, two home inspections scheduled, and an offer received this afternoon (December 19).

If your home didn't sell during the busy summer months, you may need to reposition yourself in the market. If I can offer assistance, I can be reached at the number below.


Homes CAN and DO sell during Christmas


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Pat specializes in Residential and New Home Sales 

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Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood, Madison and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

 Pat Starnes, Broker Associate

Front Gate Real Estate, 6700 Old Canton Rd., Suite C

Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-991-2900 - Office

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Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Brandon MS market? Call me!

Comment balloon 9 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • December 20 2017 01:02AM


Good morning Pat - there is lots of serious buyers and sellers are in the market now.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Pat in our market it never seems to slow down especially now when we've got so many winter visitors in town. I have a couple from Mexico in town and one more closing - then I'm calling it official holiday time!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 1 year ago

I often remind people that I bought my current home on Christmas Eve.  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

HI Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS - I am struggling to balance work and Christmas. December is not a slow month in Sedona AZ. Merry Christmas!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 1 year ago

Pat, that's good news for you! I cannot complain about a slow time neither and I'm grateful for that!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 1 year ago

You said it Pat. I'm having the best December I've had in a long time. I can't keep up & I've still got shopping to do. Don't know where I'll find the time but I will, somehow 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

I don't know if it's because other agents don't work during the holidays or what, but every year I'm busier during the holidays when compared to the rest of the year.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

It has been busy and I expect it to continue after the holidays, Pat. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

The market continues to move here as well, even with big snow and subzero temps. Wishing you great success in 2018!

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) over 1 year ago

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