Wondering whether you should keep your single-family home rented while trying to sell it? Every situation is different, but…I keep thinking about a conversation I had yesterday with a friend/client. The punch line (me to him): "I would sooner list your property on Christmas Eve than list it with a renter in it."
Though national in scope, this article provides good insight into current price trends, seasonality of sales, etc. Here in Seattle, it typically benefits a seller to have their home sold (under contract) by Thanksgiving. http://www.kcmblog.com/2012/09/10/lets-not-get-carried-away-with-home-price-increases/