Selling Your Home During The Holidays Facts to Consider

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group S-96414

Selling Your Home During The Holidays Facts to Consider

Seller's always question and want to know.   Should I put my home on the market now?  (November and December) or should I wait until after the holiday's?  

It is a good question, for many reasons.   Logic might tell someone that  Buyer traffic would slow down during this busy time of year.  It also begs the question, do Buyers really want to look for homes when the weather is less (in many opinions) than desirable.   Is there less inventory?    Acrylic Painting Winter Scene Frances Palmieri

I have heard pros and cons about placing your home on the market this time of year, but in this not so "historic" real estate market, I thought that I would look at some easy facts.   

Myth #1.     Buyers are not making decisions or looking at this time of year.   

Here is the fact.   

In Norfolk County Massachusetts (not really a huge place), in the past 15 days, in other words from the last day of October until today, November 15th,    196 single family homes were placed under contract in the MLSPin system.    Clearly Buyer traffic is brisk.  

Myth #2.   Inventory is low.   

Here is the fact.

This is one of those two sided considerations.    Less competition might mean less Buyers looking or possibly with less inventory having your home on the market there will be less competition for those Buyers.   I don't know, but there is a reason that you see a MacDonald's and Burger King side by side.      Either way you want to look at it,  this is the fact.   In the past 3 days, there have been 34 new single family properties that have hit the market.   Do you think the majority of these are lender owned or foreclosures?   If you do, you would be wrong!   Just 4 of these are lender involved!  

If this is true and the numbers say it is, is this a good time for you to put your home on the market?

I would say yes.   Do it now.   

Your house will not sell if it is not on the market!   Interest rates are low and Buyers are making decisions.   Buyers start their search from the comfort of their home.   Trust me when I tell you that I have taken many Buyers out when I thought they might or should have canceled.   A Buyer on a mission will not let the weather discourage them for more than the day that it is treacherous to drive.    Couple that with the warm and cozy decor of the season and the fact that some buyers like to look at homes with the leaves off the trees giving them a true visual of what is around them and you could quickly go from "for sale" to "SOLD"!    

 

Thinking of Selling your home? 

  Call Carol-Ann Palmieri.   Experienced and working all year!      Cal@AlandCal.com      508-494-9061


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About the author

Carol-Ann PalmieriCarol-Ann Palmieri, 

a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 25 years along with Al Mussi have helped hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.

 A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA...  is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities.   She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education. 

 Licensed in MA and RI...

 Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Norwood, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....

 Her mission....  To exceed your expectations!

 



Comments (14)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Carol Ann....good post.... but I really like the winter scene....did I read Fran Palmieri in the corner???

Nov 14, 2012 11:02 PM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Barbara.  You did.  She doesn't care for it much, but I really love it.   

Nov 14, 2012 11:06 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

agreed the facts speak for themselves, that is a large number of sales to occur that should work in the seller's favor!

Nov 14, 2012 11:20 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Carol Ann, with the market being what it is, there will always be new listings hitting the market, and there are always buyers looking for 'the deal'. Less competition always favors the seller and if someone wants to sit back to put their house on the market, they just may lose.

Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Carol Ann: This is a good mythbuster post for your area...it is still a good time to list your home in Norfolk County MA.

Nov 15, 2012 12:06 AM
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Nice post Cal, the chances of selling are at zero if the home is not placed on the market.

Nov 15, 2012 12:40 AM
Anonymous
Vince palmieri

Good article. I would have thought that people wouldn't want to look during the winter months, but I have a couple of friends looking for a place as of yesterday. Timely article. Also really nice picture.

Nov 15, 2012 01:13 AM
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Mark.  People are always asking.    Thank you for commenting.

Nov 15, 2012 02:07 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Ed.   I feel when you are ready, go for it.  There are always Buyers looking.   Thank you!

Nov 15, 2012 02:08 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Anita.  Thank you!   So many myths out there.

Nov 15, 2012 02:09 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Al.  Exactly.   Thank you.

Nov 15, 2012 02:09 AM
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Vince.  There are always people looking.   Thank you!

Nov 15, 2012 02:10 AM
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA
SF NYC LA

Hi Carol Ann - great post to explain just why folks should put their Norfolk County home on the market NOW!  (Like your new head shot!)

Nov 15, 2012 03:42 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL

Hi Carol Ann, I love houses in the North during the Holidays, they look so warm and inviting.  We sold a fair amount of homes during the Holidays up north!

Nov 15, 2012 09:29 AM