It’s December and with the whirl-wind of the holidays approaching, clients are asking me if they should list now or wait until the first of the year. Obviously we do not have a crystal ball answer, but based on my experience, I am advising as follows:
Why wait? True, there is a smaller pool of buyers during the colder months (think about those buyers who currently live in the North that cannot sell their homes because it is snowing) but even with fewer buyers, there is also fewer homes to chose from. The big factor being that tons of new inventory will be hitting the market in the early spring, and the best path to ensure a quick sale is to beat the rush.
Below is an interesting article from RIS Media’s House Call.
“The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re considering selling your home, now is the perfect time to reassess your strategy for getting your property sold. With the colder temperatures and many people heading on vacation, it may seem like an inopportune moment to list your house, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Although it’s true that there are fewer buyers looking for a home at this time of year, the pros far outweigh the cons. There are less, yet far more serious buyers searching for homes in your market, and there is less competition with less homes on the market, and transactions happen far more quickly as there are less being processed.
Grab some friends and join us as we DRINK BEER AND RUN 1 MILE!
Crazy? Maybe… Fun? Probably…. For a good cause? Most definitely!
DECEMBER 15, 2018, 11:30AM-2PM, COMMONHOUSE ALEWORKS
Proceeds will go towards I GOT LEGS’ ReEnabled Racing Circuit and I NEED LEGS programs. Both programs are designed to give people with disabilities a platform to raise awareness and the necessary funds for their specific individual needs.
Just sharing some of my sales in the Old Village, including the sales price and date of sale. Thanks so much to my awesome clients! Happy sellers and happy buyers. Very blessed to be part of this community and help others do the same!
301 Center Street, sold on 6/29/18 for $1,385,000
109 Friend Street, sold on 2/5/18 for $871,000
706 Simmons Street, sold on 2/23/2018 for $1,225,000
522 Ruby Street, sold on 5/29/18 for $499,000
414 Rose Wilder, sold on 4/24/2018 for $600,000
308 McCormick Street, sold on 10/06/17 for $1,400,000
A new magazine will be hitting mailboxes in the Old Village this Spring! Old Village Living will feature residents, business owners, upcoming events and more! Your input is needed! Since this magazine will be all about the community, you can get involved. They are looking for local sponsors or even residents who have a story to tell. The magazine will likely include things like “Yard of the Month”, “Featured Athlete” and “Precious Pets”. If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact Michael Pruitt at email@example.com.
I’m so appreciative to those who voted for me again this year! It is simply an honor and I am so fortunate to be able to help families find their homes in this very special town! xo
You will love this carefully restored historic (1800’s) cottage with tons of character and charm! Main house with a lovely over-sized front porch and 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus detached room over the garage. Wide-plank heart pine floors; 9+ foot ceilings; built-in shelves; elegant dining room with dental crown moulding and more. The kitchen features marble countertops, bathrooms have been updated with granite vanities. Spacious Master suite has a lovely sitting area and updated bath including double vanities, stand-up shower, and claw foot tub.
Please contact me if you have any questions and/or would like to see his home.
Jackie Kelly, Realtor®