Tis the Season for Selling - Your Home!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

( Photo Courtesty of Laurel & Wolf Interior Design)

Homes for the Holidays - Selling the Season

The holidays are a busy time of the year. It's understandable to assume that real estate buyers are too busy to search for a new home, but that's not always the case. December has often been one of our busiest months, and this year is no exception. We're closing four homes this month, and helped a client secure a new-construction home that will be ready next year. Two of our listings went Pending in two days! We're also working with several new buyers who want multi-generational homes, and a couple from California who are looking for their single level zen retreat. 

We really enjoy touring homes this time of year. They come to life with suggestions of  warm gatherings and celebration. In fact, smart sellers will take advantage of the season and showcase the entertainment potential of their rooms. For example, we recently toured a home with a covered out-door patio with a fireplace. The fire was blazing and the chairs were draped with cozy throws conjuring up an evening of good conversation with family and friends. We wanted to stay and enjoy the atmosphere. 

Certain scents and scenes can evoke emotions and that's always the goal when selling homes. Why not make it easier, and list your home during the highly emotional holiday season? Lights aglow and tasteful displays of greenery tend to charm the Grinch out of nearly everyone.  A front porch with string lights, lanterns, and furry throws make buyers feel right at home. We've discovered less is often more when it comes to holiday decor.

If you're interesting in taking advantage of the emotion-evoking magic of this time of year, call us today. We'd be happy to arrange an in-person consultation and evaluation to help determine if this is the right season to sell your home in Clark County, Washington. 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - You gave me some ideas for my listings!  If a buyer is looking this time of year....they are serious buyers!

Nov 29, 2016 10:06 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That picture is worth a 1001 words...Pass the hot chocolate please, no marshmallows, just a jigger of cognac.  A

Nov 29, 2016 10:35 AM #2
Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson
Buyer's Edge Company Inc - Bethesda, MD
Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge

Love your picture Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  and it is a great time to buy a home, for sure! You are right, if buyers are looking now and sellers are selling-they are both serious about making a move! 

Have a great week!

Nov 29, 2016 11:09 AM #3
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Debb & Bernie - Your wonderful photo is a perfect example of using the season positively on your behalf - and you're right - with the right agents, anytime is the right time.

Nov 29, 2016 01:22 PM #4
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the afternoon.  Some atmospheres act like a magnet to us.  Holiday season certainly helps create some of those moods.  Mark

Nov 29, 2016 02:44 PM #5
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, you've selected the perfect picture for this post. After reading your post, I want to go home shopping. Buyers who are previewing homes during this holiday season are serious.

Nov 29, 2016 04:02 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Smart home sellers understand that propective home buyers want to take advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates that are now available.

Nov 29, 2016 04:34 PM #7
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ,

OMG..this photo is so wonderful..I'm with Ron and Alexandra Seigel "Pass the hot chocolate please, no marshmallows, just a jigger of cognac. "

Nov 29, 2016 04:45 PM #8
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Oh, I could plant myself right there, right NOW. Yea to you for having a busy December--me, too! A toast to us!!!

Nov 29, 2016 08:35 PM #9
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debb, perfect photo to go with your post. Buyers are serious this time of year and although many sellers think real estate stops during the holidays it often times picks up. I love how your passion for helping your clients shines in your posts. You're the best.

Nov 30, 2016 06:07 AM #10
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Debb and Bernie -- like children waiting for the holidays to arrive, homes that are presented properly are anxiously awaiting the special buyers looking for the ideal gift to unwrap.  Festive times are cause for celebrating and I can think of nothing better than finding a new place where future memories can be made.  

Nov 30, 2016 08:41 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

You guys are awesome. I'm doing my best to catch up in the Rain. Sprained an ankle which caused a back spasm...and dealing with both and business. Lol. Happy Holidays. 

Dec 02, 2016 09:33 AM #12
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Hi Debb & Bernie - lovely presentation with just the right light, touch of holiday!  I'm with the other gals - I'll take that hot chocolate with cognac please!!

Dec 02, 2016 09:43 AM #13
David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
HomeSmart - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

What a great picture for the post. Love it.  I agree, there are buyers during the holidays!

Dec 29, 2016 09:59 AM #14
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