Do holidays bring a lot of showings?

By
Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty, LLC 527179

It is a holiday weekend and yes holiday weekends can bring out the buyers!  Buyers from out of the area that may be in town with family for the holiday may use this time to look for a home.  Many other buyers are off of work and this is a great time for them to see homes.  As hard as it may be for you to show your home during the holiday try to be flexible and accommodate the buyers.  You never know you just might find the buyer who wants to purchase your home TODAY!

Comments (8)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

When you think of all the company, those folks on the road and landed at a home for the holidays...you have to think real estate agents, brokers...make sure the property listing cupboards are stocked for on line inspection at the drop of a hat. Open house cyber videos pull the buyers through your homes, waterfront, farms, business or whatever listings. And showcase your area. Real full motion video..are you doing them?

Nov 26, 2010 01:10 AM
Sarah Moore
Southern Homes of the Carolinas - Charlotte, NC
We Open More Doors!

I sent out an email to all my sellers:  I know it is Thanksgiving and you probably have lots of plans and don't want to be interrupted...BUT UNLESS YOUR HOUSE IS FLOODING OR ON FIRE ...GET OUT IF SOMEONE WANTS TO SEE IT!  Thanks for your post.

Nov 26, 2010 01:12 AM
Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

I'm imagining serious buyers, not just tire kickers, would be the ones coming out. You are good to point this out and hope it leads sellers to be more flexible where possible.

Nov 26, 2010 01:13 AM
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Good thoughts. I like your reasoning. It's all about them.

ps I might find it a little difficult today to get potential buyers to help with the snow shovelling to get to the front door.

Nov 26, 2010 01:14 AM
Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

I just set up appts for tomorrow morning for one of my buyers, luckily all of the requests were approved.  Great advice for home sellers....be ready to have that house shown!

Nov 26, 2010 01:21 AM
Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Westhampton Beach & Quogue - Westhampton Beach, NY
Douglas Elliman Real Estate Hamptons & North Fork

I have three appointments set up for the Friday-Sunday already. I think it will be a busy and serious weekend, I even have a physical inspecton scheduled for later on this afternoon for a property I got into contract late Wednesday night. Life is good.

Nov 26, 2010 01:58 AM
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Cynthia - selling a home is about the buyer, not the seller and it is our job, as the listing agents, to make sure our sellers understand that. Thanks for your post. :)

Nov 28, 2010 06:06 AM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

This a great time to buy a home. Homes in all their holiday gandeur!

Dec 02, 2010 02:10 AM