Friday, November 16, 2018

Why Selling Your Home Over the Holidays is a Perfect Idea

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Some people believe the myth that the real estate market grinds to a halt at the end of the year. However, the holiday season makes an excellent time to buy or sell your home.

Those who are taking time away from photographing Susie dance with sugarplums or whipping up grandma's famous mint cookie recipe are serious about locating a new residence. They are generally laser-focused, ready and willing to buy. There can also be less competition if there are fewer homes for buyers to choose from in December. 

During the holidays we tend to decorate, bringing out the best in a home. Ideally, listings will show beautifully decked out in wreaths, bows, lights and smelling of a winter scent of pine. Holiday time may provide an emotional connection when buyers feel attached and might be willing to pay the full asking price.

Initially, you might think people have less time at the holidays to look at homes because they are too busy. Actually though many have less demanding schedules due to time off between Christmas and New Year's. Some people need to buy and only have this short period to find a new home before the new year.  This would be an opportune time to capture employees who will begin a new job at the beginning of the year.

Kohan and Associates would love to list your home for the holidays.  Give us a call to discuss today!

Friday, July 6, 2018

It's Time to Leave the Basement

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Still living in the room downstairs at Mom's house?  Say goodbye and run to your nearest real estate agent's office. Join the rising number of Americans who became homeowners in January, February and March this year. The rate of homeownership according to the Census Department was higher than a year ago, 64.2%. The number of renters has fallen for the past year or so. It appears to be a trend according to chief economist for Veritas Urbis Economics, Ralph McLaughlin. Evidence from real estate agents prove that as buyers are turning out in force, homes are "flying off the market". Pick up that rotary phone on the wall and dial us up (727) 565-1658.  We will help you get out of the basement! 
Kohan & Associates