Category Archives: Vickery – Forsyth County

Why selling your home during holidays can be a good thing

Most people think that spring is the best time to sell their home because everyone wants to buy as soon as school is out and get settled before the new year school year starts.  With COVID this year, you can throw out almost all the ‘normal’ statistics from the past.  As with this year, even though inventories were and are still low, it has been a record-breaking year for real estate.  This year has proven, there is no ‘ideal time’ to buy or sell.

Because inventory is low, it is definitely a seller’s market.  Typically, before a home is ever listed, we can put out a notice of ‘Coming Soon,’ and have multiple appointments for showings before it ever shows up on FMLS.  For one such home recently, I had 9 appointment showings prior to it being formally ‘listed’ and a cash offer.

So, what does this have to do with selling your home during the holidays?  Here are some reasons:

  • You have very motivated very serious buyers that possibly have had to rent temporarily until they could find what they wanted
  • Because inventory is low, you can usually get near or sometimes above the asking price, as many homes are receiving multiple offers now
  • Because homeowners decorate and make their home feel warm and inviting sometimes invokes the buyer’s emotions as to which home they choose.
  • And plus, it makes an Awesome gift to the family – so get them what they really want

There are many reasons some do not want to list during the holidays.  They are worried about showings and people being in and out of their homes.  Right now, it has turned into a very quick process with multiple showings as soon as it’s listed.  Most all listings right now are going very quickly.  Buyers around the holidays are very serious.  They are not just ‘window shopping.’  They are ready to pull the trigger when they find what they want.

Another reason some people sell and buy the last couple of months of the year, is due to job offers and transfers.  They can’t wait until Spring.  Most companies want their employees in place the first of January.  They figure that the extra holidays give time to pack and move.

Lots to think about with the new year fast approaching.  Housing costs will probably rise as well as the interest rates.

If you want to explore the possibilities, give me a call, and let’s talk.

Marie B Dinsmore
Certified Negotiation Expert
RE/MAX Around Atlanta
Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com
www.DinsmoreTeam.com
770-712-7789

Featured Neighborhood: Vickery in South Forsyth

Vickery Village2One of Forsyth County’s most favored communities is Vickery.   This neighborhood has it all!  It’s a place where you can live work, play, shop and dine, all within walking distance; featuring exquisite homes and excellent schools.

Located only minutes away from GA 400 and the Windward business district, the location is perfect for those working North of Atlanta who do not wish to pay the higher Fulton County taxes.   There are over 70 acres of green space surrounding the neighborhood with fishing ponds, gardens, parks and a playground.

Walk to Vickery Village, the center of the community, which features fabulous shops and restaurants, as well as the 50,000 square foot Forsyth County Family YMCA facility.   There’s more dining and shopping just a 5 minute drive away at The Collection which has a large assortment of shops, restaurants and a movie theater, and you can reach North Point Mall or the North Georgia Outlet Mall, 20 minutes away.

The homes and their surroundings create a European-style “Village” feel.   The fine quality craftsman construction and attention to detail are evident in each of the over 600 homes at Vickery.   Prices range from the $300s to over $1 Million, and are a mix of condominiums, townhomes and single family homes.   The first-class amenities include Vickery’s Clubhouse, a lap pool with cabana, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, an outdoor fire pit, ponds, gardens, parks and biking/hiking trails.

With the home style choices, amenities, shopping and dining, this community offers something for everyone.

Please call me if you are interested in viewing this extraordinary community.

Marie Dinsmore, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

The Dinsmore Real Estate Team  |  www.dinsmoreteam.com

Marie@DinsmoreTeam.com | 770-712-7789

Community Resources

WELCOME

2019 Welcome Services

The Dinsmore Team has created this handy guide for both Buyers and Sellers. The guide lists trusted service providers that we use personally and professionally. The providers listed service the Forsyth and North Fulton County areas.

2014 Complete Guide to Moving

This 20-Page Guide will be your comprehensive source for selling your home and planning your move. It includes tips for getting ready to sell, planning your move, packing and transitioning into your new home.

2014 Home Owners Tip Guide

This 20-Page Guide will help you develop an annual maintenance schedule for your home's systems and appliances to help you avoid bigger problems by taking care of them while they are small. It's also a great resource for trouble shooting malfunctions on your own, saving you time and money.


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