Today we are going to talk about selling during the holidays. One thing that we have learned over the last 16 years is that the holidays are a great time of year to sella home .A lot of agents like to take this time of year off, but we don’t. It’s not that we don’t enjoy the holidays or our time with our families, we keep working because our clients want and need us to. If you have been thinking about listing your home for sale, here are a few reasons why the holidays are a perfect time:
1. Less competition
The people that aren’t serious about selling their homes are going to take them off the market during this time of year. As a seller, that means buyers have fewer homes to choose from and your home will stand out more.
2. Homes show well during the holidays
This time of year is when homes show their best. Holiday decorations and bright lights are just a few of the reasons that home showings during the holidays have a better success rate.
3. Fewer casual buyers
The only buyers out looking for homes during this time of year are the ones serious about buying. That’s the kind of buyer you want as a seller, and in most cases they are looking to buy before the end of the year.
Although there are fewer homes for sale on the market during the holidays, there aren’t any fewer buyers.Those who sold in October are looking to buy in November and December. Relocation buyers are also active during this time, as they are looking to find a place and move in by the end of the year.
If you have any questions for us or are interested in putting your home on the market, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Author:Ed Finlan Phone: 360-661-4593 Dated: November 25th 2015 Views: 2,146 About Ed: I have been fascinated with real estate & its potential to grow wealth my whole life and have been a...
I have been fascinated with real estate & its potential to grow wealth my whole life and have been a real estate investor since I was in my early 20's.
I have a background in Construction & Real Estate Appraisal and will use these as well as my interpersonal skills to help you find your dream home, a piece of property to build your dream home or help you sell your home or property. I am also here to help you with your real investment needs no matter what level of investor you are.
I grew up in the Arlington area and moved to the Skagit Valley in the late 80's. I was a Law Enforcement Officer for about 10 years as a K9 handler while at the same time assisting in my family's custom home building business. Since leaving Law Enforcement I continue to help in my families construction business and have also worked in sales and appraisal. I enjoy home brewing and wine making and am very active as a soccer referee.
Experienced in all aspects of construction and building as well as design.
Several years of residential home appraisal experience.
Highly skilled negotiator.
Familiar with all area's of Skagit Valley.
Thoroughly versed in all aspects in home selling and buying.
Customer service friendly.
Knowledgeable about Real Estate Investing
Areas of Expertise:
Residential-Buyers and Sellers
Selling homes that other agents could not sell
Buying at the trustee (foreclosure) sale
Locating properties that have a good cap rate and cash flow
Locating properties that have a good potential to rehab & resell (flip)
"We listed our home with the Ed Finlan Group on 6/12/2015 and closed the sale on 7/15/2015. Our homes sold for 99.7 percent of ask. After an initial visit, Ed provided valuable professional advice regarding pricing along with an intelligent and thorough marketing proposal. We priced the home at a level that reflected the value of the property without slowing the pace of the sell. We had offers in three weeks.
Ed’s staff did an outstanding job projecting the property’s points of sales across the variety of real estate sites and social media. His staff was consistently friendly and helpful as they processed the necessary documentation that accompanied the sale. The document process with The Finlan group was very hi-tech and we were able to sign off approvals on line.
I highly recommend the Finlan group to anyone selling a home in the Northwest area."