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Friday, November 21, 2014

Is it a bad time to sell in the fall and winter months??????

We have now entered into the slow months of the year for Realtors.  Everyone takes time off to rest and relax because no one is buying houses when it's cold and miserable right?  NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!

If you were thinking about taking your house off the market because it didn't sell this spring and summer because it's coming to winter, you might want to rethink your strategy!  Because most people think this way, fall and winter is actually a GREAT time to list a home.  Inventory begins to shrink making YOUR house stand out even more.  When buyers are looking at houses in the cold, windy, winter months, they are serious about buying a home.  They most likely NEED to buy a home and guess who's house will be on the market, maybe the only one available?  YOURS!!!  The basics of supply and demand kick in and as supply shrinks, your house becomes more valuable and less competition!!!

I am amazed every year when folks tell me they want to take their house off the market because of winter.  I know sometimes, families don't want others walking through their house with wet feet or when they have decorated for the holidays.  I do understand that and totally appreciate that position.  However, there is a reason people put their house on the market; that's to SELL it.  They want to relocate, get transferred, want to upsize/downsize, want newer, etc.  Whatever the reason, there is some motivating factor that may need to be revisited.  I have sold many homes in December.  In fact, the very first home I sold, was closed on December 24th.  When showings happen in the fall and winter, I'm excited because those people are more motivated to buy.

So, if you are looking to sell your home, do not discount your agent when they want to continue to offer your home in the winter months.  They are doing it for YOUR benefit.

If you are in the Springfield Missouri area and are interested in selling, give me a call and let's see if we can help you achieve your goals.  My wife and I do NOT take the winter off like some might do. Many times, December is one of our busiest months.  We are here to help you.  We only work with people that know, like and TRUST us.  We would like to earn YOUR trust too so let us know if we can help.

Deb and I hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday and you are around friends and family.  Give thanks every day for what you have.  We are ALL very blessed to be in America and be here at this time.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

5117 North Farm Road 197 Springfield, MO 65803

Property Site:
Majestic oak trees shade this 4 bedroom 3 bath home on a hill in NE Springfield. You will have 3 bedrooms upstairs and a full bath and 2 bathrooms downstairs. Living room is spacious and includes a gas fireplace. Huge eat in kitchen for the family. Oh, did I mention the pool? Great place to gather the family and enjoy the sunset. 5+ acres to roam with a workshop and separate out building both with water and power. Workshop is 30x30x10 with a 10x30 overhang a stainless clad work bench,ac,propane furnace and a wood burning stove, also a 12x40 foot car port along side of it. has 220 service. Roof, AC are 5 years old. 1500 foot well. Property also has 2 bdrm apartment over garage for potential rental income or office. You will love the views from this property. 1 year home warranty.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.00
Price: $199,900

For more information about this property, please contact Mark Broadway at (417) 887-6664 or You can also text 2403376 to 67299.

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MLS ID: 60003537