Buying and Selling During the Holidays

The holidays are a great time of the year for a plethora of reasons; one you may not think about is making a move! If you are hesitating about putting your house up for sale during this time period, fear not, the buyers that are out will be super serious. If your house is currently for sale, don’t take it off the market.  Many would be homeowners are looking for some holiday inspiration.  Here are some of our favorite tips for Buying and Selling During the Holidays:

Take It Easy on the Holiday Decorations

While it seems like a great idea to really get into the holiday spirit by decorating your house wall to wall, it might make it more difficult to sell your home as potential buyers may have some difficulty getting an appreciation for the natural beauty of your home.

Take Top Notch Photos

If the weather outside is frightful, buyers will start their search as they add another log to the fire.  Be sure you are creating the best first impression by offering quality photos.  Adding a summer or spring photo is also a great idea so buyers get a vision of your yard and landscaping.

Price Your Home Right

You may be tempted to test the holiday market but don’t do it. Instead, price your home to sell and you may just create a bidding war.  With over 30 years of experience, the Sharon Quataert Team is well versed in negotiations and can make everyone’s holidays merry and bright.

Make Your List and Check It Twice

If you are purchasing a home, you can check out our buyer resources.  It’s important to be pre-approved, not only because it gives you better standing with an offer, but also because it gives you a better understanding of the mortgage payments you are comfortable with.   In addition, if you are going over the river and through the woods to find a home, it makes sense to just view the homes that match your criteria.  We can help you to create a list. You don’t want to waste anyone’s time, including your own.   When you find the home, and it may even be the first one, that matches most of your criteria, it’s offer time!

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Making a move during the holidays can be the gift that keeps on giving.  Contact us today!

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