You may think that homebuyers won’t be looking for homes during the holiday season, October – December, but they do. People visit their families during the holidays and many buyers who want to come back home or who are travelling or transferring jobs will want to look at properties in their free time.
Many homebuyers have time off during the holiday season and they use that time to look for homes. Internet shopping is often their first step. That is why using a real estate professional with a strong internet presence is so important
With today’s Seller’s market and the way people shop for homes on the internet you might want think about decorating ideas. A good looking home with “curb appeal” helps dramatically. Buyers can see what is possible to do with their own home decorating.
House shopping sites like Realtor.com, Zillow.com and Truila.com and can get your home in front of the active buying market, but using a real estate professional or a Realtor© to sell your home gives you an added advantage. Not only do REALTORS© link their advertising with 100s of internet home shopping sites, your property is offered on the local Gulf Coast MLS system where for Realtors© can also search for their customers.
If you have a local REALTOR© setting up a showing is easy. You can set the times you want to show the house and limit the stress of cleaning up after every family event.
Using a local REALTOR© is even more important. They know the market and often have buyers already searching for homes. They should take professional quality photos of your home to show it at its best.
Selling your home during the holidays doesn’t have to be a hassle. Keep the decorations to a minimum. For Halloween and Thanksgiving, orange and brown colors with leaves, wreaths and pumpkins are great decorations. For Christmas, use smaller trees and less tinsel so the home buyer can see your home without too much glitter.
Don’t let those excited first time homebuyers, travelers or internet shoppers miss your home because of the holidays. If you go away for the holidays, your agent can show your home and keep an eye on your property. Your agent can contact you via internet, email, text or phone to keep you informed and even send you documents to sign for the sale of your home.
Azalea Real Estate is a locally owned, non-franchise real estate agency, providing professional real estate services in Grand Bay and SW Mobile County since 1952.
As Realtors© we can market your property to thousands of potential purchasers with a wide network of internet, social media, Multiple listing service (MLS) and local advertising.
Why not take advantage of our years of sales and marketing experience? Contact Aleta Boudreaux, REALTOR© at 251-656-4576, visit www.grandbayhomesandland.com, or www.mygrandbayhome.com for more information.
©Aleta Boudreaux, 2018