Should You List Your Home Now?

I’m sharing why winter is a great time to sell your home, and why waiting may not be your best option.

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Today we’re going to discuss whether now is a good time to list your home. Around this time of year, we often see many people taking their houses off the market. Many sellers believe they should skip the winter and wait until springtime to sell their property.

While there are some advantages to the spring market, people seem to be forgetting one thing: There’s much more competition in the spring. Through the winter months, there are fewer homes on the market because everyone is waiting for spring. As a result, buyers during the winter are serious, have a real need to move, and are working with fewer options to choose from. This puts your listing in a wonderful position!


You need to look at the reasons behind why you’re selling, where you’re moving to, and why.
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If you can’t decide whether to list now or wait until the spring, you need to look at the reasons behind why you’re selling, where you’re moving to, and why. If you genuinely need to sell in the winter, there’s no reason to cause yourself more trouble by waiting until spring. You can still find a buyer in the winter months.

If you’re considering selling your home during the winter, know this: Last year we sold over 200 properties during this season. We have an aggressive marketing plan and we work harder this time of year for our clients.

If you have any questions about buying or selling in the winter, or anything concerning real estate, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to help you.

11 Reasons to List During the Holidays

Most homeowners think the holidays are a bad time to list their homes for sale. Here's why that's untrue.

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Here are the 11 reasons why you should consider selling your home during the holiday season:

1. People who are looking for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers.

2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays.
Less competition means more money for you.

3. There will be less demand for your home come January, which means less money.

4. Houses show better when decorated for the holidays.

5. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays, which means they are more likely to pay your price.

6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the holidays than they do during the workweek.

7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.

8. January is traditionally the month where employees begin their new jobs.
Since transferees can not wait until the spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture their attention.

9. You can still be on the market, but restrict showings during the major holidays so as to not miss quality time with family.

10. You can sell for more money, and we can get you a delayed closing so you don’t have to move until early next year.

11. By selling now, you may have the opportunity to become a non-contingent buyer in the spring market.
When more houses are on the market for less money, it will allow you to sell high and buy low.

If you have any questions for us about this list or about real estate in general, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Homebuyers: Follow These 4 Tips During Your Final Walk-Through

When the time for your final walk-through arrives, following these four tips will help the experience go smoothly.

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The final walk-through is a critical step in the real estate process, but many buyers aren’t sure exactly why this is or what they should look for when they enter the property for the last time before closing.

Ultimately, the final walk-through is designed to help buyers verify that the home is in the same condition it was when they made their offer and that the agreed-upon repairs have been made.

In order to ensure your final walk-through goes smoothly, keep these four tips in mind:

1. Don’t schedule the final walk-through on the same day as closing. Doing this could make it difficult to fix any issues you find in the event that the home is not in the condition you expected.

2. Bring along your phone and its charger to test the outlets. Plug your phone into every last outlet. This simple trick will help you to verify that they are all in working order.


If you made your offer on a staged home, you should expect the vacant version to look very different.
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3. Look for any belongings the seller left behind. Sometimes, items are abandoned on accident. Other times, the seller simply wanted to ditch their unwanted items with the hope you wouldn’t notice until after closing. Either way, you don’t want to be left dealing with the seller’s junk.

4. Be emotionally prepared for surprises. If you made your offer on a staged home, you should expect the vacant version to look very different. Staging can hide certain cosmetic problems, like scratches or dents, and can totally transform a home.

As always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.