JANUARY - A GREAT TIME TO SELL YOUR HOUSE!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MAINE HOME REALTY Lic# BR916095

JANUARY - A Great Time To Sell Your House?

I realize that in some parts of the country, it's no big deal to put your house on the market in January, but in Maine where we are usually in the deep freeze and snow banks can overtake lawn signs, why would you put your house on the market right now?Holiday Decor

The answer is quite simple:

•       The holidays are over.  As you put away your holiday décor, it's very easy to leave the usual, everyday clutter packed away.  If you entertained at all, your house is probably in pretty good shape from a clean and neat perspective and it won't take that much more effort to get it ready to sell.

•      Less competition.   Most Sellers think no one is looking right now and they don't want melting snow tracked through their home (it's better than spring mud, I think).  This January, we seem to have more buyers out looking right now and there are fewer homes on the market - about half of what you see on the market in a normal springtime.  So, list now and get a jump on your competition.  I'll make you an attractive sign that says "Please remove your shoes/boots."

•      Buyers who are looking at this time of year are serious buyers.  Maine attracts so many visitors during the summer months and brokers who don't do a thorough screening job end up showing homes to "buyers" who turn out to be looking for a home for "someday."   You can bet if someone is braving the cold and snow to look at homes, they need a home now!  Your home may not get as many showings as it would in spring or summer, but the folks who do look most likely won't be tire-kickers.

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Call me today to list your home for sale in Mid-Coast Maine - - I'd be pleased to help you!

TERRY DRISCOLL, REALTOR   :   ALLEN & SELIG REALTY

Caring, Genuine, Personal Service . . .

Serving Home Buyers and Sellers in Mid-Coast Maine

www.bathrealestatetoday.com    :    207/449-9696   :   terry@allenselig.com

At Allen & Selig Realty, we don't just list houses, we actively market homes for sale and guide our buying and selling clients through the process.  Call me today and see the difference for yourself!

Located in the "Heart of Bath" at 15 Vine Street, Bath, ME 04530

207/443-2200    :    1-877/277-1010

 

 

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Terry Driscoll, REALTOR, Broker, Owner

MAINE HOME REALTY  .  15 VINE STREET  .  BATH, ME  04530

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Rainer
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Curt Baumgarth
Century 21 All Stars - Mesa, AZ
CDPE Realtor Serving the Valley of the Sun. 480 26

You are absolutely correct.  Im in AZ and dont have to worry about Jan snow, but I sure see your point!

 

Jan 09, 2011 12:12 PM #1
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TERRY DRISCOLL
MAINE HOME REALTY - Bath, ME
REALTOR - Get the Attention You Deserve!

Curt - thanks for stopping by.  You haven't lived until you've had to dig a lawn sign out of a snow bank after a city plow came through and buried it!  I've taken buyers through 2 feet of snow to get into foreclosed properties where no one has shoveled a path to the door; I've walked land with buyers on the coldest days in January - - what adventures! 

Jan 09, 2011 12:58 PM #2
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Barbara Hershey
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Realtor, Maine Real Estate

Very true Terry!  The buyers we get in January are SERIOUS, and they are looking for a home NOW!  We are always busy in January and February!!

Jan 09, 2011 05:47 PM #3
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TERRY DRISCOLL
MAINE HOME REALTY - Bath, ME
REALTOR - Get the Attention You Deserve!

Barb - glad you aren't too busy that you don't have time to stop by in the rain! 

Jan 09, 2011 06:08 PM #4
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