Jan. 20, 2020

"We Pay Cash for Homes" - Smart Idea or Steer Clear?

On today's Monday Mornings with Mark, I look at what REALLY happens when you sell your home this way. This one is EYE-OPENING!

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Jan. 6, 2020

Forget your New Year's resolutions! (Do this instead!)

Have you already forgotten about your New Year's resolutions? Good! On today's episode of Monday Mornings with Mark, I'm going to show you an easy way to get everything you want in the new year!

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Dec. 30, 2019

Monday Mornings with Mark - Five things I learned helping clients in 2019!

2019 is almost over! And on this episode of Monday Mornings with Mark, I wanted to share with you five things I've learned over the past year while helping people buy and sell homes! There are some great points here that can really help you when it's time to make YOUR move!

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Dec. 23, 2019

Monday Mornings with Mark - Keep your home safe for the holidays!

Your home is your biggest investment! Keep it safe this holiday season with these easy tips on this week's "Monday Mornings with Mark"! (And be sure to check out the BONUS tip! It will stop the bad guys in their tracks!)

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Dec. 17, 2019

Monday Mornings with Mark - Don't get ripped off fixing up your home!

Do you have things you need taken care of in your home, but you're not sure who you can trust to do a good job at a fair price? On this week's episode of Monday Mornings with Mark, we show you how you can find the right people to help you get your home in shape!

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Dec. 9, 2019

Monday Mornings with Mark - Fun things for the holidays in Central New Jersey!

Looking for some fun things to do for the holidays? Check out all the great things you can do right here in central New Jersey on this week’s episode of Monday Mornings with Mark!  Which is YOUR favorite?

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Dec. 2, 2019

Monday Mornings with Mark - 5 Ways Selling Your Home During the Holidays Can Really Pay Off!

Are you thinking of selling your home during the holidays? On today's Monday Mornings with Mark, I give you 5 great reasons why selling during the holidays can pay off! And there's a BONUS 6th reason that will really seal the deal for you!  Let me know what I can do to help YOU this holiday season!

Transcription:

Are you thinking about selling your home, but you're not sure if putting your home on the market during the holidays is such a good idea? Well, I've got five great reasons for you why selling your home during the holidays can REALLY pay off!  If you watch till the end, I've got a sixth idea that is going to seal the deal for you!

This is Monday Mornings with Mark.  Hi, I'm your host, Mark J. Schmidt, of RE/MAX Country and MoveMeMark.com. If you're new here, be sure to subscribe to our channel on YouTube, and make sure you like us on Facebook so you don't miss out.

Now, the holidays are a fun time, getting together with family and enjoying all of your family's traditions. And not everyone thinks about selling their home during the holidays, but maybe you've got a good reason. Maybe you need to make a move for a job. Maybe you're just running out of room, or maybe you want to maximize the market. Well, let me tell you, I've got five great reasons for you, I wrote down right here, that are going to really show you why selling during the holidays can pay off for you.

So reason number one, people who look for a home during the holidays are more serious.  Think about it.  If you're going out looking for a home in the winter, when it's cold out and it's freezing, you're most likely a serious buyer.  You can go out during the spring and summer when it's warm.  That's easy.  Anybody can do that.  But if you're going out when it's cold out, you're looking for a house.

So number two, fewer homes on the market means there is less competition for you.  So during the summer, we have more buyers out, but you also have a lot more sellers.  A lot more homes on the market.  So if you put your home on the market in the holiday season, when there's not as many homes on the market, that's less competition for you. That means you're going to have an easier time selling your home.

Now, that leads us to number three.  Less competition also means that you have a better chance of getting your asking price, or above, because the collection of buyers who are out there, the pool of buyers who are available, are not going to have that much to choose from.  So your home could be at the top of their list.

Number four, houses show better when they're decorated for the holidays!  Think about it.  Don't you love coming home and your home is all decorated and you feel great?  Well, that's how buyers are going to feel walking into your home!  They're going to see all the festive decorations, and they're going to say, "Wow, this feels like a wonderful place that I can call home."  And that's exactly what you want them to feel!

Now, number five, many buyers take time off during the holidays, so they can look for homes.  Their bosses, their employers, expect them to take time off.  Maybe they have vacation time, maybe they just have ordinary time off that they get anyway, but they're going to use that time to look for homes.  Let's make sure that your home is available for them to see!  So while they're off from work, they can see your home and put an offer on it.

Now here's my sixth idea.  My bonus reason why selling your home during the holidays is such a good idea.  You can restrict when you have showings on your home.  So for example, if you're having everyone over for Christmas, and you don't want people showing your home or coming up to see your home during that time, well, we can just say, "No showings on Christmas Day, or on Christmas Eve, or no showings on New Year's Eve," whenever you want.  You can restrict the showings and make sure that you can enjoy your holidays, and still sell your home at the same time.

So let's review.  Number one, buyers are more serious during the holidays.  If you're coming out during the holidays, you're serious.  Number two, fewer homes on the market mean less competition for you.  Number three, having fewer homes on the market means that you have a much better chance of getting your asking price.  Number four, houses show better when they're decorated for the holidays!  Number five, buyers are going to be taking time off from work, might as well let them come see your home.  And number six, the bonus reason, you can restrict showings!  So you can still enjoy the holidays, and get your home sold all at the same time.

Now listen, if you have questions about buying or selling a home, there's a great resource - it's my website.  You can find me at www.MoveMeMark.com.

Thanks so much for watching!  If you missed last week's episode, I've got it right here for you.  And here's another episode that YouTube thinks you should watch.  If you haven't subscribed yet, make sure you hit that circle and subscribe, so you don't miss out.  And I'll see you next week for more Monday Mornings with Mark!  You have a great week!

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Nov. 25, 2019

Monday Mornings with Mark - How to stop procrastinating and buy a home!

Have you wanted to buy a new home, but things keep getting in the way? On today's episode of Monday Mornings with Mark, I tell a story that will help you stop procrastinating and get you into your new home!  Watch the video, then let me know what I can do to help you get there!

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Nov. 18, 2019

Best home renovations - 3 questions you NEED to ask before you start!

On today's episode of Monday Mornings with Mark, I talk about how I met with some very smart clients, and how I told them the three questions you need to ask before starting any work on your home!  These three questions can save you time AND money!  Watch the video, and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss out!

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Nov. 11, 2019

Monday Mornings with Mark - Farrington Lake is FANTASTIC!

New Jersey has some of the most beautiful areas, and some are in your own backyard!  On this episode of Monday Mornings with Mark, we explore Farrington Lake, and find out more about this majestic beauty in Middlesex county!

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