Selling your home during the holidays

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage Plus

Many home owners question keeping their home on the market during the holidays.  Is it a good idea?  Will their home sell?  Will it be worth keeping the house clean for just a couple of showings?  The answer is YES!  During the holidays those buyers desiring to return to the Twin Cities are visiting for the holiday season.  Most home owners don't want to deal with the additional stress of showings and the holidays, so they take their home off the market for 6-8 weeks over the holidays, reducing the inventory available.  Less inventory means a greater opportunity for showings and potential offers.  Also, your home smells, looks and sounds the best during the holidays.  Your home is celebrating a wonderful holiday and buyers can pick up on the positive energy. 

 I recall showing a first time home buyer couple homes on Christmas Eve last year.  I walked the kitchen with countertops covered in crock pots and something that smelled wonderful baking in the oven.  We wrote an offer on that property and was involved in a multiple offer onChristmas Day.  It can happen!  Keep your home on the market over the holidays, Santa might bring you the best Christmas gift ever! 

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