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Patty Everitt, Real Estate Pro in Tennessee

How do I keep from going crazy-if I hear one more time i'm going to wait till after Christmas!!?

Asked by Patty Everitt, Tennessee Tue Dec 9, 2008

As an agent , I have been trying to pass it on that to wait till after Christmas, you will be losing a sale, Many Corporate Relocation do occur in the month of December!! We have very large companies here, International Paper, Fed Ex, Autozone, Many biomedical companies, Sisco foods, the list goes on and on! We have cheaper land than a lot of cities, and Memphis is close by and will give companies deals for life!
Residential sales are doing very well here, up 18 % per the Realtor association, so there is NO reason to WAIT!! Let's get the word out , The Mid-South is Selling !!!!!!!!! If only we would listen !!!

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Cindy Hartman posted the following list on another site. It may be of some value to you. She entitled it "Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays."

1. People who look at property during the holidays are serious buyers and are more ready to make a decision.

2. Serious buyers usually have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays, so the property has less competition.

3. Houses “show better” when tastefully decorated for the holidays with the wonderful lights and festive colors associated with the season.

4. Buyers are more emotional during the holidays and often base their decision on the warmth and good feelings they receive when viewing the home.

5. Buyers have more time to look for a house during the holidays because they have designated time off from work to purchase a home.

6. Many people want to buy before the end of the year for financial and tax reasons.

7. January is traditionally the month for transfers. Transferees can’t wait until the spring to buy. These buyers need a home now and houses must be on the market to capture these buyers.

8. Sellers can restrict showings during personal family events and still take advantage of their homes being spruced up and decorated “show ready” property.

9. Sellers can sell now – but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year if it is agreeable within the negotiations of the contract.

10. By selling now sellers have the opportunity to buy during the spring – when more properties are on the market.
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Everybody is waiting for their Christmas Bonus from the Goverment
4.5% LOANS!
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Hi Patty -- You're posting in Germantown MARYLAND, not Tennessee. I spent a bit of time in Germantown, TN outside of Memphis. There are quite a few similarities to the two areas - but still worlds away. :-)

Good luck finishing-up the year.
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Amen Patty !! - and tell everyone there is still plenty of mortgage money and loan approvals to go around..... The media can be our friend and they can also influence consumers in the other direction.
Web Reference: http://www.openmortgage.com
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