Just a Few Thoughts for Holiday Real Estate Sales:Posted by Bill Zinsser on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at 10:51am.
Lately the Real Estate Market has been a roller coaster ride for many people, either selling or buying. If you want to purchase (or are selling a home) in the winter months or even in the holiday month of December and enter into a transaction, it may take slightly longer for the Escrow period. It's just the nature of the beast. Title and mortgage people go away during the holidays, sometimes (gulp!) even Realtors.........
Just a Few Thoughts for Holiday Real Estate Sales:
- For Buyers, be sure you communicate with your banking institution early if you must transfer funds from one account to another. Banks sometimes close early on New Year's Eve. That last week in December is notorious for early closings for Title offices too.
- If you or your Agent is "going away" for the Holiday, you both should have an excellent communication "device" with you at all times.
- For Sellers, While selling during the Holidays, do not have photos of your home (for the MLS) with holiday decorations in the shots. Your home may take several weeks after the holidays are over, and it will not be a fresh presentation of your home.
- For Buyers: Take your time, think, and be sure it's the right home, at the right price, at the right time.