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REAL ESTATE in OUR TOWN by Deb Ratchford

13 REASONS TO LIST YOUR HOUSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

As the holidays grow nearer, homeowners often ask if they should remove their houses from the market. I’m also frequently asked this time of year whether sellers should wait until after the New Year, or Spring, to list. I can assure you that waiting could cost you more than you bargained for! Here’s why: 1. Due to lower inventory during the holidays, there are fewer homes to choose from, and

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4. Showings may be fewer, but you will find that buyers are more qualified and motivated.

can certainly make your home appear more “homey” and inviting. 6. Statistics indicate

that the highest percentages of “listings sold” to “listings taken” occur during this time of year. 7. Emotions

run high during the festivities of the holidays, as does “emotional purchasing”.

8. Buyers expect that you will not be showcasing your home on those specific, sacred days,

which allows you that special time with your family. 9. Buyers frequently have more scheduled time off from work, and can view your home

during the weekdays. 10. As the weather warms, the supply of homes available goes up dramatically, and you will be

directly competing with them. 11. Many buyers want to delay their move until after the holidays; therefore, you may be able

to stay in your home for an extended period, even if you have closed with the new buyer. 12. If you sell now, then by the time Spring arrives, you may be free from the burden of having

your house to sell. Therefore you will be a more attractive BUYER, while competing with other buyers who need to sell THEIR homes before they can buy. 13. Many folks are relocating due to a job transfer, and must purchase now!

If you’re considering selling your home, RIGHT NOW IS THE VERY BEST TIME TO DO IT! Don’t wait until your competition is at peak! If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, call Deb at 678-570-4779 Deborah Ratchford • Keller Williams Cityside Office: 770-874-6382 Email: DebRatchford@kw.com DebSellsHouses.com

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Our Town Smyrna/Vinings November 2016  

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Our Town Smyrna/Vinings November 2016  

Smyrna/Vinings Family Lifestyle Magazine