Is Your Lake Charles Home Listed For Sale During the Holidays

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Is Your Lake Charles Home Listed  For Sale During the Holidays?

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Tips For Lake Charles Home Sellers who have a Home Listed for Sale during the Holidays

Of course Sellers may still decorate  their Lake Charles home is currently listed for sale during the holidays.  It may be more of a challenge to keep  the house clean  and clutter free with the kids home from school during the holidays but remember a neat and clean home shows well!

It is still important to keep the house in "show ready" condition.  There will still be home buyers who anticipate buying a home in the near future who are out driving around and admiring Lake Charles Homes for Sale during the holidays!  Curb appeal and neatness is still important!

Here are some simple suggestions to ensure your home captures the holiday spirit without interfering in the real estate process:

  • Keep decorations to a minimum so you don’t block views, make rooms feel smaller, cluttered or disrupt the natural flow of the home. Consider a smaller tree and store gifts and wrappings away in one place.
  •  I should emphasize that if you tend to decorate your Lake Charles home like Clark Griswold you may want to tone it down or  scale back a bit on decorations.  Although Christmas decorations are beautiful to look at you don't want your elaborate trimmings to be distracting to a potential home buyer!

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 Sellers can still decorate the interior of a Lake Charles Home for Sale very tastefully and still be festive for friends and family!

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  It is not uncommon for Sellers to notice  a decrease in showing activity during the months of November-January in Southwest Louisiana.  Many home buyers will put a home purchase on the back burner until after the holidays.   Of course this is all subject to change as real estate does not always have exact predictability.  There is always an exception and especially with buyers relocating to Southwest Louisiana with a job transfer!

If you are a lucky Seller and you do receive a purchases contract during the holidays please  allow time for a home purchase during the holidays in Southwest Louisiana  Chances are if  you have not already negotiated a contract to sell your Lake Charles home by the time Thanksgiving rolls around you will not close in the month of  December!  Relax and enjoy the holidays! 

 Homeowners who are contemplating Selling a Lake Charles home should  contact Marilyn Boudreaux Century 21 Mike D Bono to discuss listing your Lake Charles home for sale and your best options!


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Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

Good points! A beautifully decorated home might be just the thing during the holidays, but too much is certainly a distraction, just like any other time of year.

Nov 19, 2013 02:45 AM #1
Lou Ludwig
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The Christmas Season is a good time of the year to sell homes.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig


Nov 19, 2013 06:44 AM #2
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