This is very interesting and uncommon. Traditionally, families take their home off the market during the Christmas Holidays. This is because they want to enjoy these times with their families and do not want any traffic.
However, as a savvy realtor, I educated them to leave home on the market. Why? This is because this shows you are a serious seller, the market is not as saturated with less competition verses in the spring and closing generally will take 40-50 days this time of year. While other realtors are sleeping, I am working. Yes don't get me wrong, this is a sacrifice, however, this sends a signal to serious buyers as you are a serious seller. If you are on vacation, this is even better for you as the seller. The house is always tidy and ready to show at any time.
Depending on demographics, especially in the winter snow season, you must have someone always available to shovel snow on entry way, sidewalks and driveway so that potential buyers may have easy entry access to him without slipping or falling on your property.
This also shows that your warm home can have a cozy sense and family feeling, especially if you have a wood burning fireplace that will show up in the home! Leave heat on!! Again, remember these are serious buyers as you are a serious seller! In this season many corporate relocations are established, huge bonuses and tax season, which means more money to spend. They possibly sacrifice of Christmas spending! So don't be compelled the wait till spring or summer to market your home! Make sense? As for searching for Florida Real Estate, I am one of the finest Central Florida Realtor's you can find! Also Facebook Kevin Sells Florida and Kevin Selling Florida.