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Monday, November 28, 2011

Selling over the holidays…Only for the serious sellers

There are many reasons people don’t put their house up for sale in November and December. Things like Thanksgiving,  Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Day, etc.

There was a time when asked about listing a home for sale in December my response was...
I recommend the seller use December to get the house ready for selling. Take care of the little problems (all homes have something that could be tweaked). Enjoy the holidays.
The above was written here on December 9, 2008.  I have since changed my mind.

The real estate market is very competitive and sellers should seek every advantage available - including the holidays.  Actively marketing your home in December does create additional burdens but your advantage will be the buyer pool.  Who are these buyers? 

Buyers shopping for a home in December are likely serious buyers - not the casual lookers out for an afternoon drive.  Folks who are changing jobs may search for a home so the kids can start school in January.  Some buyers are "snowbirds" who have just come for a visit in the Viera area and decided they want to stay!

Regardless, buyers shopping during the holiday period are usually serious!  If you are actively selling your home during the holidays, you will be taken seriously as well!

If you are ready to sell your Brevard County, Florida house or condo, now may just be the right time.

Or, if you want to wait until the new year, call me and lets discuss how we can put things in motion now for an early January sale.

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