3 Reasons For Listing Your Home During The Holidays!

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3 Reasons For Listing Your Home During The Holidays!

All good real estate agents know that the best time to list homes for sale are spring and summer.  However, listing your home for sale at this time of the year can give you a competitive edge .

If your home is currently for sale or you are thinking of listing here are three reason why listing over the holidays work to your advantage:

1. There is Less Competition:  At this time of the year homeowners who have their property for sale are considering taking it off for the Holidays. They don't want to deal with the hassle of showing the property whilst they have family and friends visiting for the Holidays.

This means there is less competition for your home and reduced inventory, which means a better chance of finding a buyer.  This does not necessarily mean you can over-price your home but having it in "Show" ready condition and priced at market value will get their attention

2.  Holiday Decorations:  Walking into a home that has been decorated for the Holidays allows potential Buyers to envision their family celebrating holidays and family events in the home.  Keeping decorations and clutter to a minimum will help to enhance your homes best features.  But word of warning do not leave them up after the festivities are over.

3. Motivated Buyers: If someone is out looking at houses at this time of the year then they are serious buyers. There could be a number of reasons for this, relocating to the area or maybe they have been looking for quite a while but have not found that perfect property.

Staying flexible with showing times and contract terms will help sell your home faster!

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  1. Bette Gottwald 11/20/2013 10:49 AM
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Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
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Sharon, get points, the competition increases in January, and the Buyers looking in January are serious!  Re-blogging and suggested.

Nov 20, 2013 10:48 AM #1
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Thanks for this post.  I have a new listing coming on the market in the next few days and I welcome the serious buyers appear before the snow starts to fly in NH.

Nov 20, 2013 11:01 AM #2
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Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Great reasons to list during the holidays. Serious buyers, less competition. 

Nov 20, 2013 12:00 PM #3
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Sharon Senger
tcDocs - Seattle, WA
Licensed Transaction Coordinator

Thank you Bette for reblogging and suggested.

Joan congratulations on the new listing and best of luck.

Pamela thanks for the comment

I appreciate all of you taking the time to read & comment on my post.

Have a wonderful day!

Sharon

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