Just when we didn’t think the usual surge would happen, here we are with a very busy week of buyer activity! The ‘surge’ I speak of is the market activity that tends to happen between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, mostly in October, so buyers can get moved in before Christmas and/or New Year’s. But, this year, September and October have been slower than previous months, leaving us to wonder if the sales activity was wrapping up early for the year. However, this week, Choice Realty has processed several purchase agreements and showing requests and we are excited to see this fresh activity!
I’ve had a few sellers contact me this week as well. They are thinking of listing but want to take the holiday time to prepare their houses for the market. I always like when sellers contact us early so that we can help them with preparations. Sometimes, we may have buyers already identified for a new listing who may be in a lease so the timing could work out for both parties. And, sometimes, we can intercept preparations where one task may not make a difference but another task is desperately needed. Having a Realtor guiding through this process can be a cost-savings, a better return on investment, and initiate a quicker sale!