Seller Alert!! Holidaybuyers want your home!!

 

With all of the chaos that happens between now and New Year’s, it seems it would be crazy to put a house up for sale during the winter. But smart sellers know it may just be the perfect time to put up the “for sale” sign. We are actually seeing a substantial amount of first time home buyers lining up waiting for their new home to come on the market. The phone has been ringing all year and it’s a sign that the housing industry is moving forward. Many people often make the mistake of wanting to buy or sell when everyone else is buying and selling. Don’t follow the status quo, real estate deals happen at anytime through out the year.

This time of the year brings back wonderful memories of purchasing our own home in West Norwalkright before Christmas. We negotiated a great deal, closed on the house and moved our family in on December 15th. We immediately decorated, hung up the stockings, put up a tree and enjoyed a lovely Christmas in our new home.

I always recommend to our clients to keep their home on the market when winter rolls around. It’s my experience, both personal and professional, that buyers who are looking at homes during this time of year are very serious. I have watched homes sell right before  and during the holidays. When you truly have motivated buyers actively seeking properties the sellers should keep your doors open right through the holidays and all through the winter months. Buyers who are willing to give of their time and perform the due diligence required during this period are really serious about closing that deal.

Make it as easy as possible to have a showing. Make sure the property is totally accessible by removing snow. Buyers will want to walk around and inspect the perimeter of your house. Don’t decline showings and don’t put time limits on them. It’s a numbers game. The more people you get in the door, the better chance of selling your home. An informed seller knows the inventory is at its lowest right now.  Many sellers are getting nervous and either renting their homes or just taking them off the market. Buyers want and are looking to see fresh inventory.

We are finding that families often come back to where they grew up during the holiday season. And if they’re thinking of making a move back, now is the time they will be looking and having that all important real estate conversation over holiday dinner with their family.

All of us at Bondi Realty want to wish you a wonderful holiday season, filled with happiness, good health and prosperity!

Betty Bondi
Bondi Realty Group LLC
203-899-9990

 

 

 

 

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