SO, i did a little homework assignment.
This year (2013) in the city of Sacramento between Thanksgiving and December 11th (today's date):
138 homes have closed escrow.
Last year (2012), in the city of Sacramento between Thanksgiving and December 11th:
459 homes closed escrow.
Granted, there was one extra week last year between thanksgiving and December 11th. So if we take only the 13 days after thanksgiving last year (2012):
334 homes closed escrow.
There's your answer sellers (or potential sellers). In comparison to last year, the real estate market in Sacramento has slowed down quite a bit this holiday season and is experiencing a more "normal" winter/Christmas market.
These stats show it's even more crucial now that when you come on the market the house shows well, is marketed great and priced excellently to attract the buyers.
Do you have a new house on your Christmas list this year?? Anyone else seen a change this year compared to last year??