Erin Harold Newsletter | December 4, 2017
A House for the Holidays 


Why It Makes Sense to Buy a Home at Year’s End

1. Less Competition – There may be fewer homes available, but there are also fewer home buyers and that equals less competition for you. 
2. Motivated Sellers – Combine motivated sellers with decreased competition and you have great leverage to get a better deal.
3. Lower Prices – December historically has lower home prices than any other month of the year.
4. Faster Closings – As a general rule, everyone involved in a holiday real estate transaction wants to complete the transaction before the end of the year.
5. Better Interest Rates – Interest rates are still near historical lows, so you may be surprised at the savings.
6. Motivated Agents –  Lower activity in the Winter housing market means that real estate agents are dealing with fewer clients and have more time to devote to you. 
7. Related Seasonal Sales –  Need new furniture or other items for your new home? Plenty of seasonal clearance sales will be available to help you apply your personal touch.
This article from, is a great example of why you should definitely buy a home this time of year. Follow the link below for the full article. 
 Make sure you have a strong agent with advanced education and exceptional negotiating experience to help you in your search for a new home.
As one of the top agents in our area, I will ensure you are a success in this competitive buyers market, every time. 


2017 was, yet again, a strong seller’s market! Our real estate continues to increase in price, keeping the Seattle metropolitan and its surrounding areas at the top of our Nations real estate markets. Experts agree that the shortage of inventory continues to create this result. Looking forward to 2018, this trend has shown no signs of changing in that respect. This abundance of savvy buyers are still looking, there simply is not enough out there for them to  buy. 
How does that translate to you as a homeowner?
 Spring may still be peak home-shopping season, since most families want to move when the kids are out of school. Yet, it actually pays to list in the winter, when buyers tend to have more urgency: One study found that average sellers net more above asking price during the months of December, January, February, and March than they do from June through November, and homes listed in the Winter sold faster than those posted in the Spring.


That means:  Now is the time to sell your home!
Buyers want to buy it and you should absolutely take advantage of that demand.  
Not sure where you will go?
As a Sotheby’s International Realty agent, I can help you buy nearly everywhere in the world, not just locally. I will assist you with planning ahead, to ensure that new home transition is both smooth and effortless for you and your family.
 So, dream big and let’s make your dreams a realty together.
 Give me a call and I will provide you with a current market analysis of your home and help guide you down the path to success. 
Whether you are selling a single family home, or a commercial investment property,
I am your perfect agent. 
 Does your broker make you feel important?
Do they answer the phone when you call?
Do they instill confidence in you?
Do they work hard to ensure your success?
Then why do you work with them?
 Call me, my clients matter.  
I look forward to meeting you. 
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Erin Harold
BrokerMarketplace Sothebys International Realty
16261 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington United States  98052


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