Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.

Top Five Reasons Why you should not take your home off the market during the holidays.

I looked up the multiple listing today and saw that a few listings haave been withdrawn.

I have seen this happen every year in November. It is an inconvenience for sellers to have the home on the market during the holidays but if they are serious about selling now may be a good time to have it on the market.

I had a listing and the seller called the office during thanks giving weekend and left a message that there would be no more showings and that he would put it on the market after the first of the year.

I got a call from an agent that she wanted to show it on Black Friday. I called the seller and requested and told him about the agent but he misunderstood and  thought it was a buyer that I had and did not feel like turning me down so he agreed. When the agent showed up , he was surprised.

But the buyer bought the house and we settled in the first week  of January.

Here are top Five reasons why you should not take your home off the market during the holidays :

1. Buyers who are looking to buy, are serious buyers. Others do not have time to waste.

2.There is less competition. Many people take their homes off the market .

3.Your home will show well, if you decorate for the holidays.

4.Many people who relocate to the area, and are getting transferred as of the first of the year , come looking for homes in November., during Thanks Giving Weekend or in December..

5.All it takes is one buyer. You do not want to miss the opportunity to sell to the buyer.

 

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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