The holidays are officially here, but don’t let that stop you from putting your house on the market! Many have believed that listing your home during the holidays is a bad idea, but that’s not necessarily the case. I recently came across a fantastic article on Popsugar by Maggie Winterfeldt that talked about the benefits of selling your home during the holiday season. She interviewed real estate agent, Matt Parker, to get his opinion on the subject and he made some very valid points-I just had to share!
Matt says that with all the time off from work people have around the holidays, buyers have more time to shop and relocate.
Cautious buyers appreciate the wet and inclement weather of the Winter months because it allows them to see homes at a time when their weaknesses are more obvious. Matt explains, "Buyers will see homes when it matters; not when the sun has dried everything out and made everything look pretty. After all, roofs never leak in August!"
The more decorations the better, says Matt. "Decorate to the hilt! Have fun! It will not hurt you, but rather, exemplify the love you have for your home." The one exception, however is family photos. You still want to keep highly personal touches like this out of site as they tend to turn off buyers.
Speaking of selling your home, have you seen my newest listing yet? Check it out!!
Located in the sought after area of East Gate, this home is a one of kind offering 4 full bedrooms in the main house and a separate apartment in the back. This home has been completely remodeled with granite counters in the kitchen, new bathroom vanities, tile shower surrounds, tile floors and new fixtures throughout. The main house offers original wood floors, nice size bedrooms and closets, 2 full baths and a great laundry room. Just off the back patio you will find the mother-in law suite and a great back yard! The suite offers a kitchen and full bath and a large open living space. This is a one of a kind home! Leased for $2500 through July 2017!