December 2013

There are 2 blog entries for December 2013.

The Holiday Season is Wonderland of Opportunity for Home Buyers

In the Washington, DC and Baltimore Metro Areas

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(December 9, 2013) Bethesda, MD -- With the holiday season in full swing, shopping for a home in the middle of all that mayhem may seem less than ideal. It’s a time when many home sellers take their homes off the market to spend time with their families without interruption from real estate agents trying to show their homes. However, just as there are fewer homes for sale, there are fewer buyers too. Less activity means less competition and this gives buyers the opportunity of negotiating some great deals.

People who list their homes in the winter months usually are a little more serious about selling said John

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By: John Sullivan

“Just Do It” was Nike’s tag line a few years ago. I would add  “NOW.”

We have entered the holiday season when many sellers take their homes off the market for family time without interruption from real estate agents trying to show their homes. That behavior will likely further diminish the already low inventory levels. So, what are we left with?

What I have found in my twenty years as an Exclusive Buyer’s Agent is that the homes on the market now are likely to be owned by motivated sellers. I have seen offers accepted far below what sellers were willing to accept last month or after Super Bowl Sunday when the guys get off the couch. Actually, I think the week between Christmas and New Year’s is the absolute best time to buy.

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