"Tis the season to write offers."
Last week I was talking with a client who makes a killer living out of buying houses low and selling high. His words. Exactly: "Tis the season to write offers." And I couldn't agree more. There are 2 key reasons why you should consider putting in an offer now on a home that you may have been watching or even dream a little and reach a little above your price window.
#1 - SELLER FATIGUE
This is the time of year where Sellers are sick and tired of having a sign in front of their house. They are looking to start the New Year fresh without the weight of their listing on their shoulders. Sellers become skeptical that their house won't sell because the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas becomes so sleepy. When they get that offer from you, they may just say yes!
#2 - BUYERS ARE FOCUSED ON HOLIDAY SPIRIT NOT HOME SALES
This is also the time of year where Buyers are taking a break so competition is low. I have watched buyers shed tears over some of the bidding wars that have happened in towns like Beverly, Salem, and Hamilton this Fall. Right now bidding wars have slowed a bit. Don't lose focus on your home search.
So if there is that house out there that you have dreamed of and it seems to be sitting, write an offer! The worst thing they can say is no.
Here are some houses that we thought were interesting opportunities on the market now.
4 Chanticleer Drive, Beverly Farms
Honestly I can not fathom why this house is still on the market. It is gorgeous. Right smack in the middle of Beverly Farms. Close to train. Coffee Shops, Private Schools. Perhaps they should have lowered it to 999k but regardless... worth a look!
Tis the Season to procure a dock for this Summer....
Probably one of the few Gloucester locations where you get both sunset and sunrise views.S...
One of the best neighborhoods in Cape Ann. Yes it needs some work but totally livable and the return on investment is off the charts.
This classic seaside “cottage” is sited on a promontory announcing the entrance to the...
OK. So maybe they started too high but that means opportunity for you. Get this house in the 600's and you will be in the black.
Convenient to train, school and town of Hamilton from this lovely Gambrel on over a half a...
The long and short of it is that there are dozens of houses we would recommend taking a closer look at. Give us a shout and we will give you some good advice and even start the search for killer deals to make your net worth sky rocket.