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How the holidays impact Los Angeles real estate and Realtors

Twas the Night Before Christmas

After a busy year listing and selling homes, I am experiencing the typical holiday slow down.  Fewer listings which meet my buyer’s needs are coming on the market. My listing at 5350 Jessen Drive in La Canada  is getting shown frequently. As many home sellers take their home off the market during the holidays, those that continue to keep their home available for showings experience an uptick due to a lack of inventory.

I was fortunate to have time to prepare my Thanksgiving feast for my family. Some of us Realtors use this time to plan ahead for the New Year. This quiet time is the ideal opportunity to revamp our marketing – I am working on a new website. Last week I took a real estate seminar at my former brokerage (Prudential, now Hall and Chambers).

Other real estate agents chose to pack it in for the holidays. I once was in escrow with a real estate agent who told me he took the month of December off.  As we were scheduled to close the first week of January, this was very problematic, but that’s another blog post.   Phyllis and team are working through the holidays. If you need real estate assistance we are only a phone call or email away.

If you are a home buyer, be patient, new listings are just around the corner. You have waited this long, don’t panic and don’t settle. If you are a home seller, call me, let’s meet and discuss a game plan.  You can consult with my home stylist (no charge) and get a punch list of inexpensive easy fix-it’s which will get you a great return on both your time and money.