When a seller knows a real estate sale is needed. When a buyer gets the idea that he or she, they need a property to purchase. Regardless of weather, which holiday is approaching or now happening on the kitchen wall calendar, get the place listed so buyers see them on real estate radar.
To give them consideration for factors like if the financing is obtained, if their house sells first, if the job transfer paperwork down state or across the country really gets stamped and approved.
A lot of contingencies in the perfect timing to buy and sell. Life does not stop for a little snow or because a man in red velvet, white fur with flying reindeer is on his way if you were moderately good this year.
The property listing put online for all to see if it has a full motion video with audio to help the show and tell tag team of two senses.
Will get the buyer not quite ready but getting there to sneak a peek. And if they like what they see, it is off to the bank, or getting his place listed for sale is one at a time is the only way he can financially handle mortgages.
Spread the word way way beyond the local turf too.
Because the results of real estate marketing take time to bloom. And no advertising, no promotion is like flirting with a girl across the gym in the dark. Poor results because she has no idea what you are thinking. Does not pick up on the signal. And make it go both ways. Hopefully.
So this news flash just in about listing in winter, over the set of holidays.
Real estate sellers who want a sale should have their places online, advertized full throttle because less property owners do in the winter months. So less places to sit in the real estate musical chairs means more attention. Especially if the possession date is not a long delayed on.
The seller who says sure, I can move out so you can buy and move in has a distinct advantage selling their real estate listing.
Job transfers like coaches being replaced and rotated at the end of the playing season happen around the first of the year. If your place is listed, online, it gets gawked at, found online and in print and the buzz is about your place.
Unless, oh yeah, you are not online, did not list or yanked your listing off the market. For like a fire fly, on and off. Confusing buyers when it is and wondering why it is not again.
Changing the price of the real estate up and done causes the same stratching the head in wonderment out in the real estate audience.
January is a big month for relocation shuffling. And in the case of just land sales, waterfront real estate vacation properties, those type of listings get more attention.
When buyers do ease back during the holidays. And reflect on life at the Thanksgiving table or Christmas cocktail party. And decide now if the time to serious begin looking into a real estate listing in Maine that improves their life. That are always low cost, a high return investment that provides lots of enjoyment.
Home buyers have more time away from work during the holidays to look at property too. And the property decked out with Christmas lights, holiday cheer sparkle, shine brightest. Of course as the holiday passes, the real estate again needs rotating in new images if the place is still waiting for a buyer as spring approaches.
But back to listing during the holidays, the winter time end of the year means you have the jump on the rest of the sellers. Who believe just hold your houses, better wait until summer.
Because everyone knows real estate only sells in summer, a little in the spring and fall and never ever in Winter right?
We have the property sales from 37 years of listing and selling Maine real estate to prove otherwise.
The legal and banking professions ease up during the holiday work load so property sales go down the real estate conveyor belt fast, easier. Less pushing and shoving, competing with other property listing sales in the pipeline. All kinds of reasons to not pull the plug and stop the marketing of already listed properties too.
When that property goes dark online, the buyer who has been watching it like a hawk like others trying to get ready to buy in the background with personal loose ends.
They think geesh, darn, must have sold. Or is no longer for sale. The dream gets shaken and they wake up to look at what else is online. Other properties, not yours any more. What's that expression about strike while the iron is hot? Well not if someone tripped over the plug in cord or intentional stopped the flow of juice and things go stone cold.
And if you are a seller that entertains, is stressed and over extended during the holidays.
And can not think about staging the place, handling showings.
The news is that videos are open house on demand. Are the best your property will ever look because you did not start the blinking red light on the video camera recorder until everything was just so.
You have control of the property appearance in a real estate video. When no notice and just dropping in happens, not so much. Toilet seats are up, beds not made, and the cat box. Not so tidy that one day wouldn't you know it.
List your home, keep the property for sale marketing during winter months.
Make the possession date as flexible as you can and showings the least restrictive. But with real video, the place is being shown 24/7/365. So relax and happy holidays. Making plans for when the property listing does sell and you can move on with your life to the next landing spot.
Never hurts to look, browse listings right? To be ready.
Don't have to be a boy scout to know that. Sellers needing another home or piece of real estate look online all year round. That's why a place for sale should not be kept a secret or delayed in marketing to the largest audience possible and available on whatever device or location or weather of the real estate buyer.
I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker
MOOERS REALTY 69 North Street Houlton Maine 04730 USA