Real Estate Lessons from Lisa Orme, Realtor®: December 2010

This is my favorite Selling Season! Want to know why?

With the holidays approaching, many sellers are considering taking their homes OFF the market. And others who have finally reached a decision to sell are also deciding to "wait for the spring market" before they put their homes on the market.  In my experience, "spring" in real estate starts in January! What do I mean by that? 

Historically, more real estate closings occur in the month of March in Connecticut than any other month of the year. With a 45-60 day cycle from contract to closing, that means these homes negotiate their contracts in February for the most part...so if you want to capitalize on the month when MOST buyers are out making offers and buying homes, you want to be on the market BEFORE February....makes sense doesn't it? 

My friend Tish Lloyd shares some great thoughts about marketing your home for sale in the winter season. Think about it. And if it's the right time for you to sell your home, please give me a call.  We can at least talk about it! 

This Holly berriesis my favorite Selling Season!  Want to know why?

When should I put my home on the market? Wrightsville Beach Sellers, you've heard it for as long as you can remember;  Spring is the best selling season.  People buy in the Spring so they can move in the Summer.  No one wants to move in the Winter.

I beg to differ.  Right now is the best selling season.  That's right: "NOW!"

Let's think about it for a minute.  If you were looking for a home right now wouldn't you be pretty serious about it?  I mean, who takes time from all the shopping, cooking, parties, family times to look at houses?  PEOPLE WHO ARE SERIOUS BUYERS!

Here in Wrightsville Beach the buyers are taking a few days vacation at the shore and are looking for that perfect for them beach house.  They want to find it now, so they can make plans with family and friends for the Spring.

And here's the big reason -- interest rates are going to go up after the first of the year -- smart buyers know this and are going to want to take advantage of the historically low interest rates while they can.

But even in other parts of the Country it's a great time to have your home on the market.  The serious buyers are looking RIGHT NOW!  They need to find a home due to a job change, or because they want to be closer to family or simply want a change.  If they are taking the time to look now, they are SERIOUS BUYERS!

And homes which are appropriately decorated for the Season show Christmas decorationsbetter.  I do think they need to be on the more sedate side, but you shouldn't be afraid to have your home decorated for the Season.  The same rules apply now as any other time of the year.  Keep your home clean, clutter-free and ready for showings at all times.  But by all means -- hang the lights, put up the tree or menorah -- you do live there, it's okay to enjoy it!

If you are waiting to put your home on the market because you think it's the wrong time of year, don't you think we should at least chat about it? Maybe?

 

 

 

 

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Tish Lloyd, REALTOR®

Broker

NC Real Estate Lic. 269076

Prudential Laney Real Estate

527 Causeway Drive

Wrightsville Beach, NC  28480

910.547.1446

 Everything's better at the beach . . .

                                                                                

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