Selling a Home During the Holidays

Author: Brian Williams, Broker

Each year about this time I get asked by potential sellers if listing their home for sale during the holidays is a good idea. The answer you will hear from most Realtors is “Of course, because only buyers and sellers that are serious are in the market.” I don’t necessarily disagree with that statement as I find it hard to believe buyers are going to be out “just shopping for a home” during December as there never seems to be enough time to fit in other obligations. That said, I do have some additional thoughts.

Most sellers do not want their home to be shown during times when they are entertaining family and friends. Coincidentally buyers also have engagements that they attend that are usually during the same time of day and week; on the weekends and in the evenings for one. Buyers and their agents need to be flexible and understanding of the sellers and their schedules. If a buyer wants to see a particular home, they will make an effort to be available when the seller can allow the home to be shown.

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Condos Bring New Life to Downtown Escondido

Have you seen the new construction downtown Escondido? Latitude 33, a new development project that consists of 198 new condominiums, is under way in downtown Escondido near the Art Center.  There have been dreams of turning downtown into a vibrant city with nightlife and this development is a step in the right direction.  With new housing developments come new restaurants, small businesses and entertainment venues. To read the full article visit North County Times.

12 Things to Do in Escondido

1. Go Fishing at Dixon Lake

2. Grab your skates and play a game of roller hockey at the sport center

3. Grab a glass of wine a Vinz Wine bar and watch the vintage cars on Friday night.

4. Go see the animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Escondido Parks

Escondido has the most park acreage in North San Diego County and the most per-capital in Southern California so there are several parks that are very nice. The parks offer a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. These include camping, fishing, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and boating, just to name a few. Below are some of our favorite parks. Click here for a full park directory.

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