Please read this if your home is on the market during the holidays.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

If your home is on the market during the holidays please make sure that you do not have your expensive gifts under the tree. If an agent has an open house or even when the house is being shown it may not be easy to keep an eye on the prospective buyers who come in.

It might be a good idea to just wrap empty boxes and keep under the tree and hide the gifts, out of sight.

Do not take your home off the market because the home shows well when it is decorated tastefully and there is less competition. The buyers who look at this time are serious buyers.

For my free tips for sellers call Gita Bantwal at ReMax Centre Realtors 215-343-8200x124 or email me at gita01@aol.com

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Kacem Benali Bethesda & Rockville REALTOR
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Great post, thanks for the tips...

Dec 09, 2008 07:48 AM #1
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR
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Thank you, this is good advice.  We always remind our sellers to put away their valuables and medications, but we don't usually think of wrapped gifts in that way.

Dec 09, 2008 07:52 AM #2
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Gita, That is sound advise everyday. Keep all valuables put away...

Dec 09, 2008 08:11 AM #3
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Kacem. Thank you.Happy Holidays.

Silvia, Thank you.Happy Holidays.

Paul, I agree. they should always put away valuables.

Dec 09, 2008 09:12 AM #4
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Laura Cerrano
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Gita, Excellent advice about the people looking through the holidays are serious buyers...and to keep the valuable items away!

Dec 09, 2008 09:52 AM #5
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Gita Bantwal
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Carole, Thank you.Happy Holidays.

Dec 09, 2008 11:07 AM #6
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Carla Harbert
www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com - Avon, OH
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Good tip to have sellers wrap empty boxes with the "real" gifts not under the tree yet. Hope you had a good year in 2008 and even a more successful 2009! - Carla

Dec 09, 2008 07:39 PM #7
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Tony Orefice
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Great tips! Thanks for posting.

Dec 09, 2008 07:52 PM #8
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Carla, Thank you.Wish you the same.

Tony, Thank you.

Dec 10, 2008 05:26 AM #9
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Eric McGowan
Moody, AL

Gita, great advice it just points out how one needs to "store" things when their home is on the market. That seems extreme but placing items at a friends' home, with family, or in a storage facility makes better sense than loosing money by someones thievery.

Dec 10, 2008 07:45 AM #10
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Gita Bantwal
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Eric, Sellers should keep valuables out of sight. Thank you for the comments.

Dec 10, 2008 09:37 AM #11
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
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WE cover this in all my staged homes - built ins are to be examined, so closets, drawers etc are open for snooping.

Dec 10, 2008 03:33 PM #12
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Gita Bantwal
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Kathleen, You are right. People are going to look inside closets.

Dec 11, 2008 06:09 AM #13
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