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Jingle Bells- Great Time to Sell or Buy

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Blog by Antonio Vargas | November 15th, 2016

The holiday season from November through January, particularly the time around Christmas is often considered a tough time to buy or sell. Yet, nothing puts me more in the holiday spirit than searching the local real estate in White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, Vancouver, and Mexico. The season offers many advantages for both buyers and sellers. Both buyers and sellers tend to be more serious during this time and eager for quick closes. Additionally, with fewer homes being actively marketed, there is less competition for sellers. Furthermore, with the decorations up, buyers can best envision how the home will look when they purchase this real estate. Here are some things to consider for buying and selling real estate during the holidays. 

  1. Hire a Committed Realtor 
  1. I have spent my entire adult life in marketing and sales; I cannot recall the last time I had a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s getaway. During the holidays, everyone is anxious to close so you need an agent who will be available in an instant for a property showing or real estate contract negotiation. If the agent is not in Vancouver, Aldergrove, Langley or whatever your target city is, then he cannot help you much. 
  1. Deck the Halls 
  1. Homes look amazing during the holidays. As a seller, make sure you use general winter decorations instead of religious themed ornaments to avoid offending buyers. Also, keep the décor small to medium size and classic to avoid making the property look crowded. For buyers, look at any areas of the real estate that seem excessively decorated. Make sure that the seller isn’t hiding a critical flaw in the home. 
  1. Showcase Summer and Spring Photos 
  1. When the weather is frightful real estate buyers often want to stay indoors and dream of summer and spring. Give them something to dream about by providing high-quality photos. This not only makes a great first impression, but also lets the potential buyers see themselves in the property year round. Check out my website at http://antoniovargas4.ourubertor.com/ to see some great examples of professional photographs.