Motivated Home Buyers Do Not Slow Down During the Holidays, by Tricia Raynor


Popular belief used to be that homebuyers were too busy during the holiday season to look at real estate. But out with the old, in with the new! Times have certainly changed!

With the Internet available at all times on IPhones, IPads, other smartphones and tablets of today, serious buyers are always looking. They may check out new listings on GCIP's Mobile App while waiting for their wife shopping, or, they will make sure to view GCIP's Exclusive Listings nightly to be the first to find that special home. Our always-on-the-go lifestyle also plays into this. Many serious buyers work extremely hard, and don't shift into the holiday mode until very close to Christmas. They will definitely still keep their eye on the real estate market!

Around the holidays, the home inventory inevitably lessens slightly. On the contrary, motivated buyers are steadily looking, and most likely wishing there were more properties to see. Holidays may be a very good time for sellers - when supply is lower. A motivated buyer will not be deterred by the time of the year, and may even want to close by the end of the year for tax implications.

For those sellers that the thought of listing and preparing your home for market is too much just before Christmas, please make it your top New Year's Resolution to speak with a Realtor January 2nd and get the ball rolling. Here in Naples, and around southwest Florida, an avalanche of people will hit our coast in January and bring with them an intensity and excitement in the real estate market that will last through at least May. It is very important that your home-for-sale is in tip-top shape and professional photographs taken to introduce your home in perfect fashion at the beginning of this season.

For the motivated buyers, we at GCIP offer the very best websites to simplify your search of real estate in Naples and surrounding areas. GCIP Naples was created with the mobile device in mind, so it is just as easy to search on your iPhone as it is on your desktop at home. Also, from our home page, you may download our Mobile App, Naples Luxury Homes, view our Exclusive Listings, and go to our Video Channel on Youtube for real virtual tours.

For the sellers, we at GCIP offer a level of professionalism and market knowledge that will make your home stand-out among the others listed.

Give us a call today! Tricia Raynor @ 239-961-1801.


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