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Why Now is the Best Time to SELL Your Home Before the Holidays – 10 Reasons Why

Why Now is the Best Time to SELL Your Home Before the Holidays

 

 

Top 10 Reasons to SELL Your Home Before the Holiday Season

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Todays “Did You Know” segment:

“Why should I sell my home now right before the holiday season? Why not wait to the beginning of the year?”

Plenty of homeowners may have the same question. We want to share with you what home sellers about selling their home with Ricardo The Realtor Team today and not next year.

Top 10 Reasons Why NOW is the Best Time to Sell Your House

1) There are motivated buyers in the market that must buy for tax reasons. Home Owners that are thinking about selling should take advantage of the home buyers NEED to buy. Many need to have write offs before the end of the year.

 

2) During the holiday season there are typically less homes on the market. As if we did not already have a low inventory of homes in our area. Well, you know what this means. Its not “Rocket Surgery” after all, less supply means less competition. Less competition means more money in your pocket.

 

3) Many home buyers have time off during the holidays, which increases their availability to see homes. 9 out of 10 Realtors know that home buyers that “house hunt” during the Holiday Season tend to be serious buyers.

 

4) We can all agree that buying a home is an emotional purchase and emotions tend to run high during the Holiday Season. Strategically, having the opportunity to work off a buyer’s emotion is in whos favor? Your favor the home seller… buyers tend to offer a higher price when emotions are involved.

 

5) The Holiday Season reminds many people of family. The home is the foundation of the family unit. More families become motivated to buy during the Holidays more than other times of the year.

 

6) The interest rates continue to be incredibly low, which allows a homebuyer to afford more in the housing market. When rates are low, buyers tend to present higher purchase offers. The Federal Reserve just stated last month that there is almost a 70% probability that the interest rates will increase next year. That means that the average home prices will decline.

 

7) Many sellers will wait and list their homes for sale after the first of the year. This causes a lot of new inventory in January. Remember this is not “Brain Science”, the longer you wait, the more competition you create for yourself.

 

8)“Most people do not want to move during the holidays.” But here is where our expert negotiation skills come into play for your benefit. We can secure a contract now while your selling opportunity is high and arrange for a delayed closing or a rent back agreement with the buyers. Which means more money in your pocket.

 

9) Companies typically bring new talent in, starting at the beginning of the year. These new hires are looking for properties like yours now. You must be on the market to take advantage of these “Have to BUY NOW, Home Buyers”.

 

10) Selling now can give you more buying power later. By selling your home now, you can buy after January when the market becomes saturated with other home listings as a non-contingent buyer. This gives you negotiating power!

 

Remember, when selling or buying a homeStrategy Matters! Let us guide you to success. We are here to help YOU WIN!

Call us today and find out what your home is actually worth.

Thank you for taking the time to view our video about selling your home. Ricardo the Realtor – Long Beach Real Estate Team is here to assist home buyers & home sellers reach their goals. We have the marketing know how of utilizing todays technology to best serve you.

 

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Selling your home?
We utilize proven marketing techniques to obtain you the highest & best offer for your home. Gone are the days of placing a sign in your lawn, ad in the local newspaper & inputting the info into the MLS. We use todays technology- via customized online marketing, our very own mobile app to get your home the exposure it requires to get you the best price. We market your home not only locally but world wide on our site that is translated over 19 languages. We can show you how our tech savvy approach will make a world of difference when we sell your home. Marketing at a much higher level is what we specialize in.

 

Buying your home?
Driving around looking at For Sale signs is NOT the way to buy a home & allow us to tell you why. The “Listing Agent” already has a fiduciary duty to his client – The Seller. That agent has to get the highest price for their clients home. As your Buyer Realtor Team we look out for you, the Buyer. We are in your corner making sure your interests are 1st. Our Real Estate Agents follow a proven strategy that works.

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LONG BEACH CHRISTMAS – HOLIDAY PARADES & FESTIVITIES: Belmont shore, Naples Island, Downtown Long Beach

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY PARADES & FESTIVITIES IN LONG BEACH

Get ready to start off this holiday with parties and parades! This year is full of so many cheery opportunities to share with friends and families of Long Beach. Lifestyles of Long Beach gathered around the yule log and compiled a list of local Long Beach “have to do’s” for this holiday season! Top on our list is the Belmont Shore 31st Annual Christmas Parade.  This is a great year to live in Long Beach!

30TH ANNUAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Saturday, December 7, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Belmont Shore Christmas Parade, Long Beach Christmas Holiday parades

GENERAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE INFO: This year’s parade is Presented by “Chill” at The Queen Mary” and Sponsored by the Port of Long Beach. The theme is “Christmas by the Sea”. This year’s parade is on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, so the theme will support our troops, honor our veterans and remember Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1942). The Grand Marshal is Long Beach 3rd District Councilmember Gary DeLong.

The Belmont Shore Christmas Parade will march down East Second Street to the beat of over a dozen local marching bands. Featuring over 100 entries, including floats designed by Long Beach businesses and associations, marching bands, and local personalities and dignitaries. And of course, no Christmas Parade would be complete without an appearance by good ole’ St. Nick!

The parade route is along East Second Street and begins heading east from Livingston Avenue to Bayshore Avenue. The route is 1.2 miles long. Entries return to Livingston Avenue heading west along the north side of East Second Street. Start time will be at 6:00pm. East 2nd St. will close to traffic at 5:00pm, at which time spectators may set up chairs and blankets for a front row seat to the parade.

RULES TO REMEMBER DURING ANNUAL BELMONT SHORE CHRISTMAS PARADE

The Annual Belmont Shore Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013, and the Long Beach Police Department is encouraging all attendees to comply with all laws for the safety of everyone:

– Allow yourself plenty of time to find LEGAL parking, and consider using public transportation, which is affordable and allows you to avoid traffic congestion. All parking laws will be strictly enforced and illegally parked vehicles will be subject to tow.

– Sidewalk areas and center medians CANNOT be reserved with personal property until 5:00 p.m. During previous parades, the placement of personal items along the parade route has created pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic issues, in addition to causing problems for businesses. In an effort to prevent any accidents or injuries, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, personal property found along the parade route prior to street closures may be confiscated at the direction of the L.B.P.D., and taken to the Bayshore Library for pick-up after the event.

– The public is also reminded that the law strictly prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages on public property (sidewalks, medians, roads, etc.), and anyone found in violation will be subject to citation or arrest

– Municipal and Penal Code sections in regards to under-age drinking and/or possession of alcohol will also be enforced

– Street vendors selling items without a business license are also subject to citation or arrest and may have their property confiscated

– NO dispensing of Silly String … violators may be cited for littering

– Signs notifying the community of potential enforcement action will be posted along the route and inside most businesses

– Parade goers are reminded to report any suspicious activity immediately to the nearest officer or by calling 9-1-1. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING … SAY SOMETHING!

Affected streets closures and times are as follows:

– Livingston Avenue will be closed from Ocean Boulevard to Second Street at 2:00 p.m. for staging parade participants

– At 4:00 p.m., all north/south streets from Quincy to Claremont Avenues will be closed up to the immediate alleyways that run parallel to 2nd Street on both the south and north sides

– Second Street will be closed from Livingston Drive to Bayshore Avenue at 5:00 p.m.

– We anticipate all roads being reopened to traffic by 11:00 p.m.

The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank the community in advance for their understanding and cooperation, and wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

Naples Island 67th Annual Boat Parade

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Island of Naples hosts its 67th round of the Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade. This sparkling event is visible from several vantage points around the island. It’s a great for families living  in Long Beach.  Each year just keeps getting better with the boat owners getting very creative with decorating.  Along with the boat parade, there will be three groups of carolers walking around the Island and singing holiday songs by the bridges.  Homes in Naples will be festively decorated for the annual home decoration competition. Restaurants and businesses also will be decorated. The Boat Parade will be held on December 21st. Big Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m.  Little Boat Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Note that the streets in Naples close at 5 p.m. on parade night. You can access Naples off 2nd Street via several streets, including Naples Plaza, Revenna, Tivoli and The Toledo. Large Boat Parade Starts at 6:00 PM Lg Boat Parade MAP Small Boat Parade Starts at 6:45 PM Sm Boat Parade MAP

QUEEN MARY’S CHILL

NOW THRU JANUARY 6, 2013

10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Queen Mary presents CHILL – an enchanting winter event for the whole family! The main attraction takes place in the Queen Mary dome that has been transformed into a giant igloo. This is the location of  The Ice Kingdom which showcases an exciting exhibit of larger-than-life ice creations. Walk through the 3,000 square feet of sculptures which range in size from 8 feet to 24 feet tall. The entire exhibit is made up of about 4,500 blocks of ice, weighing 2 million pounds. The tent has to be kept at 9 degrees, so each visitor will be given a special parka to walk around the tent in. In addition CHILL also features outdoor Ice Tubing, an Ice Skating rink, and a Holiday Village, complete with Christmas trees, “Candy Lane,” gingerbread decorating, carolers, and of course, Santa Claus! There is a 6,500-square-foot outdoor ice skating rink and a 100-foot-long elevated slide for tubing.  The holiday village will be fitted with  themed retail, food and beverages will also be on site.  Santa will be in the village to take pictures with children, along with  a gingerbread craft area and live entertainment.  There is a comprehensive display of lights and holiday decorations, including a special Candy Lane with giant-sized pieces of holiday candy like gum drops, candy canes and ribbon candy. Chill will take place from Nov. 17 to Jan. 6. at the Queen Mary Dome, Village & Market Place & Seawalk in Long Beach. It will be free to enter the holiday village, but there will be individual ticket prices to go into the Ice Kingdom, go ice-skating and go tubing.

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Parade

Saturday, December 14, 2013

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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The 60th Annual Daisy Lane Parade is a unique community event sponsored by the City of Long Beach.  The event will include holiday displays, entertainment and a parade. Many area residents decorate their homes and their will be a beautiful Christmas Village and nativity scene. Bring your blankets, chairs and don’t forget to bundle up. You won’t want to miss one second of the magic! The fun starts Saturday, December 14th at 5:00pm on Daisy Avenue. The parade runs along Daisy Avenue between Burnett Street and Pacific Coast Highway.

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