Well the summer is over and the Greater Boston Area real estate market is officially back from vacation. As if most often the case, the summer market is slow as everyone heads out for vacations, summer camps and general leisure concerns. It is the Labor Day weekend that snaps the housing market into gear and the many new listings available in the Greater Boston is evidence of that. So, if you are one of the many buyers who were unable to find your dream home in the Spring or are now entering the market in search of buying a home in MA, the Fall market is beginning. The question is, how to best navigate the market to find the perfect home.
With the approaching arrival of the holiday season, a new 'problem' presents itself to homeowners in the Greater Boston Area who are selling a home. It is never too early to think about seasonal decorations for your home while on the market.
Here are a couple of "do's" and a few "do nots" to help you make the most of your home sale and holiday decor!
Do decorate. If you would normally decorate, go right ahead. It is the holiday season so your home should be a part of the season. If you do not add any decorations or decor changes to reflect the season, your home may feel less lively or less inviting to visiting buyers.
It's mid-January and it's cold, gray and snowy. The department stores are filled with discounted merchandise left unpurchased during the holiday season and not looking particularly fresh, shiny or new! Unfortunately, the same can be said of some of the current housing inventory. While we may see several sales in January of 2015, it is likely that there will be many homes still left "on the shelf".