You May Ask... "Do people really buy homes during the winter holidays?"
In our market, the answer is simply YES!!
At First Story, we work harder during the holidays than just about any time of the year. Why? Because home BUYERS are looking for homes in December and January!
Who are the Buyers looking in the winter months?
Our demographics in Tallahassee are largely centered around, State government, Local Government, we have some Federal employees, University employees, City and County employees, etc. What happens in these agencies near the end of the year is that people think of their careers and moving up, agencies advertise positions for the new year after evaluating their businesses. People are moving, relocating as we are on call to help them.
Our Value Proposition to Sellers
What makes us different as listing agents than every other agent in town? We can certainly tell you the Top 20 things that make us different, but let us highlight the most important related to the holidays:
Many agents are in "wind-down" mode or a part-time holiday mindset, NOT US! We know that these are the months buyers are coming to the Tallahassee area! At First Story, we are currently working with buyers who have made three and four phone calls before reaching an agent. When buyers call First Story, we ANSWER the phone! When people make text inquiries on our listings, when buyers submit an inquiry on our website pages,... we get that immediately and have a one hour contact policy! Do you think that kind of service improves your chances of SELLING your house?
Being in the Top 5% of area brokerages means a lot in the real estate world of achievements and it really does tell you who is really working, but the question you should ask regarding production comparisons is, "Per agent, how does your brokerage compare to others?" We guarantee you, we are at the top of the list. We may not be a big brokerage, (by choice).. but we are a powerhouse of hard working agents who sell a lot of real estate. It's not about the brand,.. it's really about the work behind the brand.
Thinking of Selling Your Home Before The Spring Burst of Listings?
If you are thinking of waiting til Spring to sell your home, remember this,.. there will be a lot more competition in March and April. Why wait? If you want a headstart to selling your home, to capture people that need to make decisions now and can't wait til spring, to avoid the looky-loos that arrive in the Spring, ask us How Much Is My Home Worth,... and call us to List Your Home. We will help you prepare you home quickly and begin a dynamic marketing campaign to drive buyers to your home.
Remember,.. holidays are for celebrating. Let's celebrate the sale of your home!