6 — VIEW ALL LISTINGS AND 1,000’S MORE ONLINE: www.Move2Oregon.com • VOL. 21#11 • Much less competition! Many home sellers will take their properties off the market during the holidays and winter months. This will give you and your Realtor the advantage of having fewer competing properties. • The Holiday Season is the best time for showing your home or property. Most homes are gaily decorated and have the scents of the season — cookies baking, a fire in the fireplace, the fresh smell of a pine tree. All of this mixed with the coziness of your home provide a positive & lasting image. During the holidays serious out-of- state buyers come to enjoy our season- al festivities and/or to see how harsh our winters may be. They are usually surprised to find how mild the climate actually is. Also, Oregon offers many winter events and activities which attract tourists who find our region so attractive they want to move here! • Interest rates are still at record lows. Who knows what they will be 5-6 months down the line? • Tax Benefits! A house marketed in November and December may lure buyers looking for year-end tax breaks. Buyers looking to lower their taxes may snatch up a home late in the year so they can deduct home purchase costs. That includes points, interest and property taxes. If someone has recently sold a home they may be highly motivated to buy in November or December to avoid paying capital gains tax. Already listed? Keep your home on the market! Your Realtor has a momentum going you may not realize. They have devoted time and effort preparing your documents and materials and have (more than likely) spent a lot time and out-of- pocket expense marketing your home. To pull your property off the market during the winter takes away that momentum and takes your property “out-of-the-loop” of the buyers keep- ing a close eye on the winter market. The whole process and momentum will have to start over again in the spring. Multi-Media Target Marketing. No matter what the season may be, Move2Oregon.com is available 24/7, 365 days a year! With it’s longevity, top rankings on all of the major search engines, strategic placements, and social media popularity, Move2Oregon.com receives 1,000’s of visitors each day and 100’s of magazine orders - all searching for Oregon real estate! When your Realtor advertises your property in the Move2Oregon Magazine, it is also posted to our website, affiliated regional real estate websites and shared via Social Media. In my 28+ years of publishing real estate magazines and websites in Oregon I have gotten to know who the serious “Full Time” Realtors are. They have told me the winter months are their busiest selling season of all! The above reasons are why! Editorial by Cynthia Spry, Publisher Are You Thinking About Selling Your Home? List it & Keep it on The Market During The Holidays! Why the Holidays are the best time to GET IT SOLD!