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Monday, December 13, 2010

And that is why you should sell your house during the holidays.....

While waiting at a doctors appointment in Viera (Melbourne, Florida)  this morning I read an interesting article regarding selling your house during the holidays.  As a real estate agent in Brevard County, Florida I have read many articles through the years about how buyers who are out during the holidays are motivated.

Still I must confess this was the first article I ever read that said during the holidays buyers are more motivated and will offer more money.

While I do believe that mostly serious buyers and serious sellers are in the market during the holidays,  I am not so sure they are willing to spend any more freely than any other buyer.

Some sellers do not want the "hassle" ( interrupting shopping trips, holiday preparations, company) nor strangers trampling through their house with gifts everywhere.  I can understand completely.

If you are a bit hesitant about selling during the holidays, why not restrict showings for about a week starting Christmas Eve?  If you are considering selling your Viera house or condo, why not get with your real estate agent and get the paper work in order, photos, any preparations required (little deferred maintenance issues), and “go active” on New Year’s Day?

This pre-listing period could be put to good use by your real estate agent getting the marketing material lined up for release/publication.

Should one sell during the holidays? It is strictly a personal decision. 

If you are considering selling your Viera, Suntree or Rockledge house or condo, during the holidays or afterward, call me directly at 321-693-3850 or email me to discuss how I can help.

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.

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