This Month In Real Estate: November 2016

It’s that time again!  Time for This Month In Real Estate.  Numbers don’t lie. And we’ve got the newest numbers that represent the CURRENT Real Estate Market for November 2016.

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If you wanted market details on a MACRO level, this has it all because it reflects the National Real Estate Market, not just that of Middle TN.  So, if you are wanting more specific, local or MICRO Real Estate market statistics, we would be more than happy to provide you with detailed information and statistical data on your city as well as your neighborhood and/or sub-division.

View the brief overview of the November 2016 Real Estate Market here:

SELLERS: We can also provide you with an estimate of your homes value.  Get your estimate quickly and easily by CLICKING HERE .

For a more detailed and accurate snapshot of what you home could sell for, contact us today for an appointment – (615) 840-2692 Kate Spackman or (615) 939-1252 Greg Spackman.

BUYERS: If you’d like to purchase a home, you can browse current local listings here:  To Browse Homes For Sale Click Here. You can view properties and even mark favorites.  The site is updated every 10-15 minutes so the data is reliable and accurate.The first step in making the move towards home ownership is speaking with a lender.  We can help provide you with a list of lenders in the area that our clients have used and had success with in the past. Contact us for that info.

As always, we are happy to help answer any real estate related questions you may have.  We hope you enjoy the video of This Month In Real Estate August 2016 and find it valuable. The Spackman Group BUY SELL INVEST Middle TN

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This Month In Real Estate: OCTOBER 2016

 

It’s that time again!  Time for This Month In Real Estate.  Numbers don’t lie. And we’ve got the newest numbers that represent the CURRENT Real Estate Market for October 2016.tsg-oct-2016-this-month-in-real-estate

If you wanted market details on a MACRO level, this has it all because it reflects the National Real Estate Market, not just that of Middle TN.  So, if you are wanting more specific, local or MICRO Real Estate market statistics, we would be more than happy to provide you with detailed information and statistical data on your city as well as your neighborhood and/or sub-division.

View the brief overview of the October 2016 Real Estate Market here:

SELLERS: We can also provide you with an estimate of your homes value.  Get your estimate quickly and easily by CLICKING HERE .

For a more detailed and accurate snapshot of what you home could sell for, contact us today for an appointment – (615) 840-2692 Kate Spackman or (615) 939-1252 Greg Spackman.

BUYERS: If you’d like to purchase a home, you can browse current local listings here:  To Browse Homes For Sale Click Here. You can view properties and even mark favorites.  The site is updated every 10-15 minutes so the data is reliable and accurate.The first step in making the move towards home ownership is speaking with a lender.  We can help provide you with a list of lenders in the area that our clients have used and had success with in the past. Contact us for that info.

As always, we are happy to help answer any real estate related questions you may have.  We hope you enjoy the video of This Month In Real Estate August 2016 and find it valuable. The Spackman Group BUY SELL INVEST Middle TN

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8 Step Home Maintenance Schedule For Fall

It’s finally here, FALL!  Fall is my favorite season of the year – temps are dropping, football and hockey games are starting to remind us how much we missed the in the off season, candy corn is on the store shelves again and the smell of pumpkin spice is everywhere.

With the new Fall season, however, brings new home maintenance tasks for homeowners.  If you are living the American Dream of homeownership, you need to be aware that neglecting regular upkeep and maintenance on your home, could turn that dream into an absolute nightmare.

Buying a home is likely the largest investment you’ll make, protect that investment with seasonal maintenance.  To take the guesswork out of it and pin-point the most necessary maintenance items to address this season, we’ve provided the 8 Step Home Maintenance for Fall. Be sure to check these items out in and around your home this fall:

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Protect Your Investment With Seasonal Maintenance
  1. Test your smoke detectors.
  2. Have a certified Chimney Sweep inspect and clean the flues and check your fireplace damper.
  3. Make sure your caulking around doors and windows is adequate to reduce heating/cooling costs.
  4. Clean gutters and downspouts.
  5. Check that all interior doors open and close properly.
  6. Look for water stains on the ceiling.
  7. Inspect under sink cabinets and around toilets and tubs for leaks.
  8. Check in the attic for roof leaks and adequate insulation
Autumn scenery. Beautiful gold fall in park.
Maintenance Needs Change With The Seasons

If you have not already, be sure to tackle these 5 items either Annually or Semi-Annually as well.

  1. Make/Review an emergency escape plan with your family.
  2. Make sure the house number is visible from the street for first responders to see.
  3. Have HVAC serviced annually.
  4. Test for Radon every couple of years.
  5. Replace HVAC filters once a month.

Know what needs to be done, but need help accomplishing the tasks for your Fall Home Maintenance checklist?  Reach out to a local handyman or contact us for a list of vendors our clients’ have had success with.  For a fee, these professionals can complete the tasks quickly and work with you to preserve the integrity of your home and the investment you have in it.

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Contact us today by visiting our website: www.TheSpackmanGroup.com or by contacting our office (615) 778-1818 at Keller Williams Realty 9175 Carothers Parkway, Suite 110 Franklin, TN 37067

Kate Spackman: (615) 840-2692
Greg Spackman (615) 939-1252

How Loud: What’s Your Home’s Score?

We just found a new website that could talk you into or out of purchasing that next home or putting pen to paper on that new expensive lease. It has nothing to do with crime rates, locations of schools or ratings, walkability or the like.  This new website plain and simply allows you to HEAR a home before you COMMIT to it, saving you huge frustrations, wasted precious time, serious cash and of course your sanity.

Sharing new technology and websites that help our clients get and stay in the know is part of our passion at The Spackman Group here at Keller Williams Realty Franklin.

So, we are super excited to share this new resource with you.  It’s called HowLoud.com. Haven’t heard of it? It’s the latest development in sound mapping and will have a powerful impact on the Real Estate Industry.  screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-11-53-50-am

How does the website work?  Well, the website creators have combined applied mathematics with data from sound maps of areas across the county to provide what they’ve termed as a Soundscore.  How does this data help you?  Well, it will help you weed out noisy housing options that would “surprise” you after it’s too late.  You’re welcome!

Imagine for a moment you just closed on the home of your dreams. You’re feeling confident, knowing you did your due diligence to research all you could about the new property.  You even took your Realtor’s advice and drove by during different times of the day/week to make sure that all is well.  Then, the first night in your new pride and joy you’re startled and awake to a TRAIN HORN blowing at 5 am and you’re MILES from any tracks.

Simply visit the website, enter the address of your potential new home (or your existing home because we all want to know our current home’s rating), and Howloud calculates a score ranging from 50 (Very Loud) to 100 (Very Quiet).

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We were curious.  So we tested the site out with the address of our office to see what the SoundScore HowLoud might assign to it.  And here’s our results…. the office scored a 70.  Traffic is busy, Airports Calm, Local Sources are active.  Seems accurate for this area of Franklin, TN.

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Since the maps can only extract data from areas with higher populations, you most likely won’t have a score if you live in a more rural area, like Eagleville, TN. In the more largely populated areas of Nashville, however, you’re not only going to receive a score, you’re going to see variations of score even within the same neighborhood. Why variations?

Within the bigger cities, like Nashville, there is incredibly fine detail.  So the score for a property in Belmont will have a different score than a property just over a block or two in Hillsboro Village.  The small differences around and near a property will cause the score to increase or decrease based on the noise created by the area: airline noise, trains, cars and traffic, bars, restaurants, shopping, etc.

Sharing new technology and websites that help our clients get and stay in the know is part of our passion at The Spackman Group here at Keller Williams Realty Franklin. We hope you can use this new tool to help you make an informed decision on your next home.

Here’s how to take advantage of this new tool:

  • If you’re in the market for a new home, whether you are renting or buying, you’ll want to check out HowLoud.com and find out the soundscore for that property.
  • If you’re thinking of selling your current home, you may also want to visit the site to see just how your home stacks up to the 50-100 sound score ratings.  We’d love to hear how YOUR property scored.

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This Month In Real Estate: SEPTEMBER 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016 This Month In Real Estate:

It’s that time again!  Time for This Month In Real Estate.  Numbers don’t lie. And we’ve got the newest numbers that represent the CURRENT Real Estate Market for September 2016.

You can view THIS MONTH IN REAL ESTATE for September 2016 below:

This video breaks down the NATIONAL Real Estate market.  And, of course, real estate markets vary from state to state, town to town and even sub-division to sub-division.  The information for the Greater Nashville or Middle Tennessee area, will be slightly different.  Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, College Grove, Smyrna, Nolensville, Nashville, Antioch, Columbia, Murfreeboro, Arrington will all have data that is unique to that city.

If you wanted market details on a MACRO level, this has it all.  But if you are wanting more specific, local or MICRO Real Estate market statistics, we would be more than happy to provide you with detailed information and statistical data on your city as well as your neighborhood and/or sub-division.

We can also provide you with an estimate of your homes value.  You can quickly and easily get that estimate by CLICKING HERE .

For a more detailed and accurate snapshot of what you home could sell for, contact us today for an appointment – (615) 840-2692 Kate Spackman or (615) 939-1252 Greg Spackman.

If you’d like to purchase a home, you can browse current local listings here:  To Browse Homes For Sale Click Here. You can view properties and even mark favorites.  The site is updated every 10-15 minutes so the data is reliable and accurate.The first step in making the move towards home ownership is speaking with a lender.  We can help provide you with a list of lenders in the area that our clients have used and had success with in the past. Contact us for that info.

As always, we are happy to help answer any real estate related questions you may have.  We hope you enjoy the video of This Month In Real Estate August 2016 and find it valuable. The Spackman Group BUY SELL INVEST Middle TN

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This Month In Real Estate: AUGUST 2016

As realtors, one of the most commonly asked questions we are asked on a daily basis is “How is the market?”  Knowing the local market is the key to helping our clients get the BEST possible price for the sale of their home (Listing).  Knowing the local market also helps us advise our buyers when preparing their offer to avoid overpaying for a property they may just have fallen in love with.

To help answer this question,  we wanted to share this video.  Each month Keller Williams complies data on the national market and encapsulates the information into a short video packed full of statistics and info.

You can view THIS MONTH IN REAL ESTATE for AUGUST 2016 below:

This video breaks down the NATIONAL Real Estate market.  And, of course, real estate markets vary from state to state, town to town and even sub-division to sub-division.  The information for the Greater Nashville or Middle Tennessee area, will be slightly different.  Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview, Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, College Grove, Smyrna, Nolensville, Nashville, Antioch, Columbia, Murfreeboro, Arrington will all have data that is unique to that city.

If you wanted market details on a MACRO level, this has it all.  But if you are wanting more specific, local or MICRO Real Estate market statistics, we would be more than happy to provide you with detailed information and statistical data on your city as well as your neighborhood and/or sub-division.

We can provide you with information on what the average Days On the Market or DOM is for your area, what the average sales price is,  what percentage of asking price sellers are receiving otherwise known as the sales to list price ratio,  the average cost per square foot and more.

It’s been said that Knowledge is Power.  And when you are in the business of buying or selling a home, knowing the market is KEY.  If you need more information or want to enlist the help of a Realtor to help decode all of this data, The Spackman Group at Keller Williams Realty Franklin, is a full service real estate group assisting both Sellers and Buyers.

If you’d like to get an automated estimate of your homes value, you can get that here: http://www.thespackmangroup.com/cma/property-valuation/ .  For a more detailed and accurate snapshot of what you home could sell for, contact us today for an appointment – (615) 840-2692 Kate Spackman or (615) 939-1252 Greg Spackman.

If you’d like to purchase a home, you can browse current local listings here:  http://www.thespackmangroup.com/buying/.  You can view properties and even mark favorites.  The site is updated every 10-15 minutes so the data is reliable and accurate.

As always, we are happy to help answer any real estate related questions you may have.  We hope you enjoy the video of This Month In Real Estate August 2016 and find it valuable. The Spackman Group BUY SELL INVEST Middle TN

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Houses For Sale In College Grove – Virtual Tour 6423 Drumright Rd

NEW TO THE MARKET:

Take a virtual tour of our newest listing in College Grove – 6423 Drumright Rd. College Grove, TN 37046. This beautiful 1,920sf 3 bd 2 ba plus office home sits majestically on over 5 acres.

Spend time enjoying the sunroom, grilling out on the deck or relaxing beside the gorgeous salt water pool.  Single level living at it’s finest and inside Williamson County lines.  The home is zoned for College Grove Elementary, Fred J. Page Middle and Fred J. Page High Schools.

For those out of state homebuyers conducting their greater Nashville home search online, College Grove is an unincorporated, mostly rural community in Williamson County.  It’s located immediately south of Franklin and just east of Murfreesboro.

If you’d like more information visit the property page on our website here

If you’d like to schedule a showing, or have additional questions, please contact Greg Spackman at (615) 939-1252 or gregspackman@kw.com.

Like the home?  But it’s not exactly what you were looking for?  SEARCH NEW HOMES HERE or contact Kate Spackman, our Buyer’s Specialist, at (615) 840-2692 or katespackman@kw.com. The Spackman Group BUY SELL INVEST Middle TN

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5 Smart Tips For Homebuyer’s Considering New Construction

Know BEFORE You GO!

If you are looking into purchasing a newly constructed home in Williamson County in 2016, let The Spackman Group at Keller Williams / Franklin lead you to the RIGHT house at the RIGHT price.

There are new neighborhoods popping up all over in the cities of Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Mt. Juliet, Nolensville, College Grove, Arrington, Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station area – not JUST in Williamson County.  Rutherford County / Murfreesboro is booming with new construction, also, as well as many of the sounding counties.

If you are in the market to purchase a new home now or in the future, no matter the geographic locations, we’ve compiled five tips as well as a potential pitfall to avoid.

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POTENTIAL PITFALL / Buyers Beware: Many New Construction homebuyers, especially first time homebuyers, elect to use the builder’s agent to handle their purchase. Purchasing a home is one of , if not THE, largest transactions you’ll ever conduct during your lifetime. Builders have on-site agents.  They are charming, well dressed, friendly, welcoming and very helpful.  You’ll like them instantly (typically) and that’s why the are the Builder’s Agent.  The builder wants you to feel comfortable making a new home purchase in their development.

TIP #1: DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE – GET A REALTOR NOW! Great Realtors work hard for their clients.  Of course, as in any industry there will be a few “bad apples.”  So, interview a few candidates and go with your instincts. When purchasing a newly constructed home, you need someone in YOUR corner that is looking out for YOUR best interests, NOT the builder’s. No matter how wonderful the builder is (and we have some FANTASTIC builders in the Greater Nashville/Franklin area) their agent can’t represent their best interests while representing yours.

TIP #2: DON’T GO IT ALONE, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN. Unless you deal daily with real estate transactions, you are bound to be stumped somewhere along the way.  Don’t take the chance of making an uninformed decision which could, and most likely will, result in serious financial losses. Realtor fees are paid by the seller , or in this case the builder, NOT the homebuyer.  Utilize the experience and knowledge of a realtor. Not using a realtor doesn’t mean the builder will extend that savings to you.  And even if they were prepared to do that for some reason, they do this for a living and you’ll end up spending more on upgrades and negotiations in the long run.  Don’t overpay.  Use a realtor.

TIP #3: SHOW UP PREPARED  – your realtor should provide you with cards to hand out to open house agents or builder’s agents.  These cards lets the other agents know you are already working with a realtor. Why is this important to you?  It lets the other agent know that you are 1) currently being represented and 2) prevents them from nagging you – they can call your agent with questions and/or concerns.

TIP # 4:  DON’T WAIVE THE RIGHT TO YOUR OWN HOME INSPECTION – just because the home you are interested in purchasing is NEW, doesn’t mean there aren’t issues that could come up down the road.  Builder’s typically do give standard warranties on their homes.  However, some items may not become an issue until AFTER the builder’s warranty expires.

TIP #5: ASK UPFRONT FOR A COPY OF THE BUILDER’S WARRANTY. Memorize (well, maybe not memorize) and be aware of what the builder’s warranty covers and anything you may do, unknowingly, to void it. Knowledge is power.

Do you know what’s available to you as a new construction home buyer in Middle TN?   We’ve got the 6 GREAT NEW NEIGHBORHOODS in Williamson Co. you’ll want to know about before you begin your search. Contact us for more info. Or visit our website to begin your search. http://www.thespackmangroup.com/search/advanced_search/

Purchasing a home, whether new construction or a previously owned home, can be a very positive experience.  Don’t let misconceptions cost you big dollars.  Hire a realtor you feel comfortable with and look to them to guide you through the homebuying process.

Contact Kate Spackman our Buyer’s Specialist today for more information (615) 840-2692 or katespackman@kw.com or visit our website to begin your home search today. SEARCH NEW HOMES HERE

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2016 New Year’s Resolution Revamp – How To Make YOURS Work for YOU

I’m doing my New Year’s Resolution a little differently this year.  I want to tell you how.  But, first I need to give you a little framework and explain the two prior methods I have tried and why they failed.
2017 New Years Resolution RevampThe intentions we have in creating our New Year’s Resolutions, year after year, are certainly admirable. We want to begin doing something we AREN’T doing, that we know we really SHOULD be doing.  The problem with New Year’s Resolutions is that they rarely stick.  It’s common to hear someone saying, “This year I’m going to start eating healthier and avoid fast food.”  It’s January 2nd.  Come January 7th, you spot them in line at McDonald’s down the road reaching out to grab their paper sack complete with big mac, fries and maybe even one of those pies.  (Not sure WHO eats those.  But, I assume someone does because they are still selling them.)

Why do you think that is that so many of us give up on making resolutions?  We aren’t being realistic?  We don’t really want to change/improve?  We lose focus or quit caring a few weeks in?  I’m sure there are many reasons and they are as unique as the individual.

I am the youngest of six children.  I am a mom of five children, from nearly 21 to nearly 6.  I have been a small business owner, a stay at home mom, a corporate cubical resident, a local artisan, all of which have all lead me to my happy place and current career – REAL ESTATE.  I LOVE what I do.  I truly do.  My point is I’m like many women and men across the globe.  My struggles maintaining a New Year’s Resolution throughout the year aren’t unique to me – trying to achieve more in the time we are given each day/year, that is a universal struggle of mankind.

My lifestyle and workload is as such that 1) there never seems to be enough time in the day to do all the things I need to do 2) the things I WANT to do get pushed to the bottom of my list 3) my quality of life suffers and I start stewing on what I’m missing instead of counting the blessings of what I do have and enjoying my life as it is WHILE it’s in progress and lastly 4) at the end of each year I think geez, I got nowhere and 5) my goals tend to be singularly focus – stretched out across a very broad and lengthy three hundred and sixty-five day stretch in which I tend to lose steam, motivation, money but most importantly FOCUS. So, the traditional one resolution method just never seemed to work for me.

Then a few years back, some of the bloggers I follow introduced a new concept for new year’s resolutions.  Instead of having a resolution of something specific, they simply chose a single word to represent their dreams and hopes for the coming year….a theme, if you will.   I thought that was great.  How Freeing?!  No more beating myself up for what I didn’t do that I had so courageously set out to do and then lost interest or motivation to actually do.

I immediately thought this was a great concept.  And I selected a word for my upcoming year.  The problem with THIS method of using a single word such as FINANCES or STRENGTH or CALM or SELF-LOVE (hyphenated words are apparently ok for this purpose), is that instead of being too SPECIFIC and or unrealistic, it’s too vague and open.   While freeing in theory, compared to the previous concept, I felt more lost and misdirected than if I’d stuck with the original I’m going to eat healthy this year – and of course blow that plan by Jan 31st. So this method was not working either.  What now?

I am constantly trying to improve, grow, learn, develop new skills or start a new hobby – not because I’m not accepting of myself, but because the world is a big place filled with all kinds of wonderful things, places and people.  I want to spend my life expanding my circle and exposing myself to new things, new methods, etc.  I don’t consider myself an ultra-positive person or someone who’s always happy.  On the contrary, I’ve suffered from major depression on and off for most of my adult life.  Add to that A.D.D. and then New Year’s Resolutions.   Consistency has been my nemesis for years and YEARS.  I strive for it each year.  And each year I’m disappointed.

This is where the revamp comes in for my 2016 New Year’s Resolution. How do you think your perception of a New Year’s Resolution would change if instead of focusing on a particular goal or word for 365 days, your focus only need last for 28-31 days?  Do you think you could stick with it for that amount of time?

Now, what if trying to think of only ONE AREA of your life, or ONE WORD/THEME you wanted to spend an ENTIRE year focusing on was absolutely debilitating because there are so many things you want to do: learn photography, travel, save more, stop drinking soda, take up yoga or kayaking. What if you focused on not ONE word or ONE area of your life, but 12 – yes, TWELVE in a year?  Do you think that would be your best year yet?

Think of how much you can change in a year with this approach.  Imagine how empowered you’ll feel at the end of the 12 months knowing that you didn’t make and break another New Year’s Resolution – but you conquered/achieved 12 resolutions and made serious strides in 12 areas of your life.  This was a huge Ah-HA! moment for me.

There are so many applications – even when it comes to Real Estate.  First time homebuyers could utilize each of their 12 months exploring an area of the home buying process and or home ownership.  Sellers who planned on selling in the next year could use the 12 months focusing on different areas of the home that needed to be addressed or repaired so that when the time comes to list – they are prepared.  Investors could use the year to break down researching with their agent the different methods of real estate investments and how to be sure that they are making a sound financial decision.  These are just quick examples.

I know I’ll be doing separate monthly resolutions for my personal development and my business development.  You can probably think of how you can use this to grow your business, develop new habits and hobbies, etc.  I can’t wait to hear what you chose to focus on.  Don’t be afraid to post in the comments.

Why not make 2016 a significant year?  Get started on those 12 resolutions today.  We can do ANYTHING for a month.  Let’s use this year to say goodbye to our caterpillar life and HELLO to our wings!!

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11 Reasons To List Your Home This Holiday Season

Whether you’ll be hosting the whole family for a thanksgiving feast, lighting the candles on the menorah, stringing the lights on a Christmas tree, or sharing libations from the unity cup this holiday season, we’ve complied a list to help those homeowners who are being faced with the nagging question this holiday, “Do we list our house NOW or WAIT?”

A green two-way street sign pointing to Pros and Cons comparing your options so you can decide the best choice for you and make a decision

What has notoriously been “the worst time to sell” may not be quite as bad as you’ve been lead to believe.  We wanted to help homeowners, being faced with the decision to sell now or wait, get a better understanding of what it means to LIST and SELL your home during the holidays. Selling your home during the holidays is not without it’s advantages.  We’ll help you show you why choosing to sell during these (often misunderstood) 3 months (Nov-Jan), could mean a nice hefty profit for you.

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11 REASONS YOU SHOULD LIST YOUR HOME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

11) Making the decision now to take action and sell your home during the holiday season gives you (sellers) the opportunity to be non-contingent buyers in the Spring when many more houses are on the market for less money.  In short, this allows you to sell HIGH and buy LOW. And that’s just good business.

10) Delaying your closing or providing for extended occupancy, is an option for you as a seller at any time of year.  This allows you, as the seller, better control when you’ll be out of your house.  It’s particularly useful during the holidays allowing sellers to enjoy their homes during the holidays and buyers to conclude the transaction prior to the end of the calendar year.  (See # 7)

9) It won’t ruin your holidays, like many potential sellers fear. Don’t let the stress and pressure of making your home available to buyers during the holidays hold you back from listing your home during the holidays.  Even though your home may be ACTIVE in the MLS, you still you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the holidays. Did we just hear an exhale? We thought so.

8) Employees traditionally begin new positions in January. Since these employees /transferees need to be IN a home BY January, they need a selection of homes to choose from. In order for you to cash in on this market, you need to be on the market DURING the holiday months.

7) For financial reasons/tax purposes, some buyers MUST purchase a home/property by the end of the calendar year.  This makes the last two months of the year very significant to the real estate market.

6) Since many buyers have additional time/days off of work during the holiday season, they are able to spend more time looking as opposed to a standard work week during throughout the rest of the year.

5) Buyers tend to be more emotional during the holidays, feeling more of a connection to the home they select because of the time of year, and quite possibly those fabulous holiday decorations.  As a result, they are more likely to pay your asking price.

4) Houses show BEAUTIFULLY when decorated for the holidays.  So deck your halls, light those candles and line up the buyers.

3) When all those potential sellers who decided that disrupting their holidays by listing their home during the holidays decide to wait until January, they’ll wish they’d listed like you did.  Why? Because in Mid-January (once the holiday season is over) the number of listings in the MLS will dramatically increase.  More homes listed equals more competition.  More competition translates into lower offers which (unfortunately) means less money for you, the seller.

2) Since inventory is no where near as high as other months of the year, buyers have fewer homes to choose from.  Serious Buyers + Less Competition = More Money For You.

Can we get a drumroll please?  And the Number ONE reason to List Your House During the Holidays is…..

1) Less foot traffic and Looky-Loos.  Anyone house hunting during the holidays, typically has a very good reason for doing so.  So, those looking for homes during the holiday season are more SERIOUS and ready to BUY!

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Hopefully, we’ve helped debunk some serious misunderstandings about the undervalued and often overlooked, holiday real estate market.

So our question to you is – ARE YOU READY TO SELL?  The Spackman Group at Keller Williams Realty Franklin is ready to walk you through the process.  Contact us today to set up an appointment.

Keep in mind, if you are THINKING of selling this winter, you can have your home’s exterior photographed now before the winter season, so potential buyers can see the home in it’s best light, even if you aren’t ready to activate the MLS listing for a few weeks.

The Spackman Group at KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY (Nashville – Franklin)
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Franklin, TN 37067
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Additional Resource:  check out this HGTV Holiday Decorating & Staging Article.