Should I Take My House Off The Market During The Holidays

Dated: 12/09/2014

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Many of my clients have asked the question, "Should we really have our home on the market in December?" Their thoughts were that buyers are too busy this time of year to really look at homes. As well as , that it is too big of hassle this time of year for the homeowner. 
   After being in the  real estate business  for close to 15 years this is what I have found. Serious buyers still are looking for homes during the Christmas season. You don't want to miss that buyer whom is preapproved and ready to move!  When is your home the most decorated and appealing to the public? Probably going to be during the Christmas season!  The atmosphere you can set with Christmas decor and fragrances of the season can be a seller in itself. What are some of the first thoughts you may have when you purchase a home,  you most likely will think of being at home next year in your new house with family around the Christmas tree. You can convey this warm homey feeling with just the right decor for the buyers coming through this time of year. 
  Is it really a hassle, it may be! But do you want to sell your home or not! Picture moving on to that next step in your life that you are planning on once you have your home sold. It is important to let the home be shown, don't decline showings! Like I said , those buyers that are serious will be out and about! Have a great Holiday Season! 

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Jeff Merrill

I’ve been in real estate for many years and take a pro-active approach, using all sources of modern media to accomplish the goal. I devote myself to serving the needs of my clients before, during an....

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