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Should I take my home off the market for Christmas?


Wondering about the wisdom of taking a home off for the market for Christmas

As Christmas approaches there are less homes on the market…. Who wants people going into your home while you are getting ready for the holiday?  Your family is coming…. You have presents to wrap…. Parties to go to and make….  The holiday is a lot of work!  The holiday is also a lot of fun!  Who wants to show or buy houses now?

 

I have sold homes….One on Christmas eve…. I have a listing at 105 E. Bridgewater Ct., Boise, ID 83706 …. Since I have exactly one listing left and I cannot put up directional signs in the neighborhood, I have been opening it up for 3 weeks running….In preparation of the open house I prepared a list of homes in the area for sale… On Dec. 4 there were 12 homes in the subdivision for sale… On Dec. 11 there were 10 homes for sale in the subdivision… On Dec. 18 there were 7 homes for sale in the subdivision…. Some went pending other listings were cancelled…. So what does it mean to the seller?

There are less houses to choose from!  You might just get the best Christmas present of all… A good offer on your home…. I just had an offer on Saturday on Bridgewater!  We are now $1500 apart… I think we will settle…. If I had pulled the listing because we were getting close to Christmas I wouldn’t have the offer… My seller would still be wondering…  

 Remember the movie “ Miracle on 34th ST”?  What is a better present to give your family than a home to celebrate the holidays in… Some people are still looking…. If you can bear the intrusion on your holiday keep your home on the market!

 

 

 

 

  Debbie Holmes

Gold Key Real Estate    

(208)761-2551 Email: d5holmes@msn.com

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This is a funny career….


lady chemistI started my life as a  chemist…. Well that is not true I started my life as a baby (just like everyone else).   I took a BS and MA in Chemistry.  In all my working career (short because I took care of my kids) people rarely what I was doing and if it had any implications in the world.   The conversation started like this.  “Debbie what do you do? ”  “I am a physical chemistry graduate student.”   They would take a step back then trying to regroup they would ask what my husband did.   I would tell them he is a math graduate student.  At that point they would usually find someone else to talk to….. Fast forward 3 kids and 25 years later.  I am a real estate agent and I ran for Congress. I have2 kids who are college graduates, one starting grad school and the other starting college.   People do not ask me what I think of the political situation (I have to force that on them).  They ask me the market conditions.  What is their home worth and whether I think the market is rising or falling?  What do I think will happen in next few months…. Can people really get loans?

 

It was very interesting to have people want to hear my opinion.  I think I had less than that as the nominee for my party and certainly less then as a Scientist.

 

We are ambassadors of our profession and we owe it to our client to be abreast of the situation.  This is just a thought for the day before my office meeting?

  Debbie Holmes