Think Twice before taking your home off for the Holidays!
Believe it or not, this can be a great time to sell your home and maximize your bottom line. I have already seen the number of new listings shrinking every day and expiring contracts ready to give up until the "spring market".
Last year in my home town of Beverly, 46 residential homes went under agreement between Dec. 1st and Jan. 31st. That's pretty good and the market has picked up since that point in time. With the extension and expansion of the tax credit, there is no reason to believe that these numbers won't go up this year.
The tire kickers take the Holiday's off too! This means that although there are fewer buyers out there looking, they are serious and in some cases need to be in a home sooner rather than later. Motivated Buyers with less inventory to look at usually will give you a little bit more leverage when negotiating the Sale Price.
I understand that it can be difficult to accommodate showings and open houses around this time of the year and weather can play a factor, but people that need to buy will be more willing to work with you to see a home that meets their needs.
I hope you all have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
To keep your eye on your neighborhood activity please use my free market watch service at http://www.pinpointmarketwatch.info