Thinking of Selling Your Home During The Holidays?

Michele Bee’s Boca Buzz on Real Estate…

Ho Ho Ho or Heck No? Why It is a Great Time to Sell!

Ahhh the age old question…do you hold off for between Thanksgiving and New Years to list your Boca Raton house or Delray Beach condo for sale in order to “get” through the holidays OR do you take advantage of South Florida’s lower inventory levels and less competition for buyers to look at?  Here are my thoughts on why you want to list your property especially in South Florida during this time frame…here we go!

Top 8 Reasons To List Your Property

  1. Less inventory for a buyer to look at!
  2. A buyer looking during the holiday season is a serious buyer and perhaps relocating or at an end of a lease.
  3. Decorations can make a home feel cozy and if done correctly can be very appealing to a buyer.
  4. You can begin the New Year fresh knowing you are closed or soon to be closing. Not just starting the process of listing your home.
  5. One thing sellers are not aware of is that they can block out showing times…work with your agent on that.
  6. Great marketing opportunity to tie the ultimate gift of a home as a present for someone special out there!
  7. Inventory levels rise after the holidays. Seller’s who have had their “final” holiday celebrations are ready to move.
  8. Homestead Exemption – see the Palm Beach Property Appraiser link I have included for complete details.

(Please Note:  You must have an existing Homestead Exemption to qualify for additional exemptions. The deadline to file for Homestead Exemption is March 1 of the qualifying year. For more information, call us at (561) 355-2866 or contact us at myexemption@pbcgov.org)

What Is My Home Worth?

Top 5 Tips on Staging Your Home During The Holidays

  1. Make this a time to do your “fall” cleaning and decluttering. Keep it, donate it or get rid of it. Get a small warehouse if need be.
  2. You are not inviting potential buyers to your annual holiday party so keep it simple and neutral. (See my Pinterest and Houzz ideas).
  3. Go easy on lights (white lights are awesome by the way) and for heavens sake no blow-up snowmen or nativity scenes in the yard!
  4. Pinterest and Houzz are your best friends for ideas fabulously simple yet gorgeous holiday decorations and decor. 
  5. Remember that all of the space in your house doesn’t need to be decorated and throw out the old decorations. You can check out Homegoods, TJ Maxx or Bealls’s (which is the photo in this blog) for fresh ideas for a small investment. 

So now you have a few good tips on what to do when you decide it is time to list and sell your property! The one last and most important tip of all is this:

Hire a Fabulous Realtor! Free Reports!

 

If you have thought about selling your Boca Raton home contact us today! 

Boca Raton Waterfront Real  Estate is always in great demand…is it time to make a change? “One Call Handles it All”

Peace,

Michele Bee

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