Expert Advice - Buying or Selling During the Holidays

With Christmas fast approaching – it’s that time of year to make every extra penny count. From planning meals and gatherings to shopping for toys, this season may seem like the dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to and there just aren’t enough hours in a day.  Peakman Group understands how difficult it may feel to buy or sell your home during the Holiday Season. You guessed it … We are here to help!

  1. It is never too early to start preparations:

Buying: Mortgage pre-approval is an important first step to take that requires little effort and time.  Once that small task is completed, you know which price range you can afford. Get in touch with us and we can point you in the direction of someone qualified - that you can trust to help you with the financial aspect of the real estate transaction.

Selling: Getting an idea of the current market value of your home is imperative as it gives you an idea of what your home is worth based on factors like age, location, current condition and price of houses in your area.

This will allow you to make a more informed decision about whether it is time to sell or not.

  1. Asking yourself what to do next?

Buying: Write down a list of your criteria. Think of this as your Christmas wish list. What is most important to you in your future home? Do you need more bedrooms? Perhaps you’d like a kitchen island. Whatever your wish list entails – make it clear and concise so your REALTOR® knows what to help you look for.  Be open about what your “wants’ are compared to what you absolutely “need” in your new home! This can save so much time in narrowing down the hunt for your perfect home.

Selling: Time to de-clutter and increase curb appeal. Luckily the outside of your home is easier to maintain in the winter. Make sure to keep path and driveways clear of snow/ice and keep it well illuminated. Moving to the inside, in the spirit of giving and generosity you’ll find an opportunity to de-clutter old possessions you don’t need any more - which can be donated to the less fortunate.  You will feel good about helping others while also helping yourself. 

  1. Professional Help

Buying: If you’ve already called us – great! If not – NOW is the time. We have the expertise to guide you through the buying process. We can take care of all the small details so you don’t have to worry about anything. This will save you time and money. How you ask? We can help avoid costly mistakes you may not be aware of. We will also make sure to only show you houses that meet your criteria and needs. As your trusted REALTOR®, we have helpful connections to facilitate every aspect of the process we’re going to encounter together.

Selling: It’s time to sit back and let your REALTOR® sell your home.  Hiring us to help you during the sale of your home is going to help you save both time and money! We strive to get the best price for your home in the shortest amount of time. With our knowledge and in depth understanding of market trends, we tailor a solution specific to your needs. Something only wisdom and experience can offer.

The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle. Let Peakman Group help with all your real estate needs. If you have any questions about anything related to real estate, one of our professional agents will be happy to assist you.

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