Tuesday, December 27, 2016

12 Days of Christmas and 12 Days to Get Your Home Sold NOW (Waiting till Spring May Cost You THOUSANDS)

The 12 Days of Christmas
is now one of the most famous songs
about receiving a lot of presents

Many people do not know The 12 Days of Christmas actually starts on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January - also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

In the real estate world there is a trend happening that is costing sellers thousands of dollars in equity. Most people list in Spring. In fact, you may be preparing your home for a Spring sale right now. What you want to consider is that most people list in May, June or July. They typically will contract with a real estate agent for 6 months, which will expire in October, November and December. it is convenient and seems harmless for a seller to take their house off the market in October-December to prepare for the Holidays, and take a break... since they have been on the market for 6 months, dealing with showings and all the issues with the showing process that can wear you down when your property has not sold.

Here is what you probably did not know:
From May 1st through July in 2016
2,349 properties that DID NOT SELL It is stunning to know that over 1/2 of the properties that list with a real estate agent does not sell the first time around.

Why are home sellers are missing out on thousands of dollars?
During the Months of November and December 2016 market, The Greater KC area
over 4,300 homes received offers during that time and of those 4,300+ contracts received, over 1,200 of them closed and moved into their new homes for the Holidays. They also took advantage of the current interest rates on that new home. Waiting till spring may not only have cost them thousands of dollars in a lower sale price because of more competition for their buyer, it could have also cost them more on the purchase of their new home in the form of higher interest rate. There is NO equity gain in paying more INTEREST for your home.

What can actually happen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
The Korn Team just received 5 offers on 5 different homes between December 23rd and December 25th. That is 5 home sellers that would not have sold their home if they had taken their home off the market they would not be sold.

We have explained 12 gifts you can have as a home seller by being on the market during the Holidays. Get all the Reasons why NOW is the time to get your home on the market with The Korn Team and get your personal fall strategy to beat the current market conditions before Spring gets here. See the full report here:  www.kornteam.com/holidays

Contact the Korn Team for a personalized strategy plan for your property AND especially if you have tried to sell your home in the past, contact us to find out WHY your home didn't sell and how our proven marketing plan can get you top dollar. The Korn  Team continues to sell an average of 100 homes each year and have sold over 2,300 homes over the past 25 years. Our marketing strategy is getting our client 3-4% higher sale prices over the Kansas City area market average. Let us show you why. Call us directly to schedule a time to meet (816) 224-KORN (5676).