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The Myths, Old Wive's Tales About Winter Holiday Real Estate Sales.

The buzz around the holidays, the Maine real estate office water cooler as the slurp, grapevine news gets spread around.

Always there is a thread online with blog posts about holiday real estate marketing should screech to a stop. Don't even bother lifting a finger to even think about selling real estate when snow is on the ground around the property listing. The notion that nothing moves around the tinsel time, foil wrapping paper rustling and pretty bows showing up under the well decorated tree. mooers realty jeep snow photo

That conversations around the Thanksgiving table never ever goes near the subject of real estate listing, selling.

As if it was hush hush, taboo to you to even broach the subject of buying, selling real estate.

The wonder what's  cooking, for sale in the property listing inventory.

On the MLS carousel going round and round online like a revolving home made pie display case.

It's just not true. Real estate listings for sale should not be blindfolded. Restricted, kept on the ground parked in a holiday marketing no fly zone.

Tucked away until another day. When someone announces the coast is clear. The yellow caution flag has been replaced with one of green.

When your real estate buyer has a little slack in the schedule to whip out the smart phone to see what's new for sale.

maine properties for sale graphic photoAnd gathers round the lap or desk top to eat peanut brittle.

Nibble on ribbon candy, a big chunk of divinity fudge or pops a couple coconut balls.

As they glean the screen of real estate listings available for sale. Paying no attention to the time of year.

While Burl Ives sings about hoping you and yours have a holly jolly Christmas this year.

Maybe real estate is what some give for the holidays too.

Those legal descriptions, deeds to the real estate listings slide awfully easily into a red or green envelope. To tuck the title to the real estate, the property paperwork on a trimmed limb of whatever sized tree is lit up in front living room Christmas lights. Read full article on get those property listings online for real estate buyers to know about over the holidays.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • November 19 2014 05:24AM

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So true!!!  We listed our home 2 weeks before Christmas and we had very good showing activity.  Less competition on the market, and the buyers are serious buyers!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 5 years ago

ST ... If the worry is the owner has company and not a great time for a small window of opportunity to show, then that is where real estate videos, real ones make it so easy. The buyer does "see, hear" and rewinds, retours. Sends the link to a family member helping with the down payment. But if the place is not online, not listed or pulled from the exposure, that all goes dead, dark. No sale for you grasshopper happens.

Buyers that are off for the holidays go online to warm their hands by a glowing computer screen. As real estate sugar plums, tasty real estate morsels, delights dance on the screen IF the property is listed and broadcasting the details round the clock. You want to sell, get it on the market... white stuff on the lawn or not. You can specify possession day at a set time but it takes time to find a buyer. Start that process and don't wait until spring like so so many that clog the MLS conveyor all at once. Less homes for sale in winter, better odds in the pick me pick me.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

I typically have my best sales after Thanksgiving!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 5 years ago

PF ... The agent, broker, REALTOR can be shopping til they drop on Black Friday. But make sure the videos, vending machine real estate outlets are fully loaded with listing inventory. All the details to help yourself to second, third and more helpings around the clock. Not having to call or visit the real estate office to get the information that should be online, ready when the buyer is. Always idling, parked and ready like a taxi to deliver the hot and ready real estate. Thinking pizza now... how did that happen? (Smile)

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

Good morning Andy. You sure did get a serious amount of snow, you must feel very lucky compared to Buffalo. Historically, our biggest closing month is Dec. Go figure.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 5 years ago

Hi Andrew.  Yes, people still look for homes during the holidays.  And these people tend to me more motivated buyers than summer window shoppers.  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 5 years ago

JP ... That is not this year... but it is coming. We cross our fingers and hope for snow. Hard to down hill ski, cross country slide back and forth without it! On the lake I live on this morning. Starting to ice over, loons fish, swim, troll.

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Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

Gabe Sanders ... You speak with straight not fork tongue, wisdom. When folks are at funerals, family gathers, see another Thanksgiving or Christmas or New Years racing by they think about life. It often involves real estate, changes. Buying something bigger, down sizing to something less square footage. Or vacation water front properties in Maine, now there is a novel idea. Be ready, never do anything in a real estate office marketing that says "Sorry we're closed. Take a number, have a seat". Let it all hang out on line. Video does it best round the clock. IF you are doing video continuously in your show and tell.

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Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

Hi Andrew.  Wrap that home and put in it under the Christmas Tree.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 5 years ago

Deeds are easy to work with, no tough corners that tear, no running out of paper that can happen on the big gifts Santa struggles with as he gets older.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

Santa getting old.  Say it isn't so Andrew

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 5 years ago

He has hydraulics, been taught how to properly lift and uses Fed Ex, USPS and other carriers to help make the Christmas bright, on time CA.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 5 years ago

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