11 Reasons Home Sellers Should List During the Holiday Season

We are rolling toward the end of October and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Many home seller chose to pull their homes off the market this time of year and wait until Spring to sell.  Here are 11 reasons sellers should list during the Holiday Season.

11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low.

10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year.

9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays.

8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transfers cannot wait until Spring to buy, you need to be on the market during the Holidays to capture the market.

7. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.

6. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a work week.

5. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price.

4. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays.

3. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home. Less demand means more money for you.

2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you.

And the number one reason why your seller should list during the Holidays …

1. People who look for homes during the Holidays are more serious buyers!

If you’d like to know if this is the best time or not to sell for you please contact me at 609-338-3773.

* repost from blog.KW.com

Launching Our New PROMPT 24/7 Telephone Services Directory

We are please to announce that PROMPT 24/7 is now live! Over the years we have developed great relationships with many vendors and local service providers. We often get asked by our clients who we recommend for services. Whether its a home inspector, mortgage company, or contractor it’s important to have an endorsed provider. We’ve compiled our list of top vendors and service providers and put them into our database that can be accessed with a simple phone call.

This service is only available to our clients and partners. Rather than filtering through dozens of names on the internet or searching through the phone book or newspaper just call us. Our trained operators will find your location and the service you are looking for. And if we can’t find what you’re looking for our research department will find it and get back to you. This service is complimentary to our clients and partners. If you are a current client contact us to get the PROMPT 24/7 phone number. If you would like to become a PROMPT 24/7 preferred vendor contact us for an application. If you have had an amazing experience with a vendor or service provider please let us know so that we can include them in our directory.

When Is It Time To Start Thinking About Your Senior Living Options?

 

Most of the time people will come to us looking for senior living options after they have had a major health issue.  Perhaps its a fall or surgery.  Sometimes it’s after a diagnosis of a severe illness.  It’s times like these that families are often forced to make changes to their living arrangements and lifestyle.  

We like to encourage our clients to consider their options before they are forced to make a change quickly.  This is a big decision and not something you’d want to jump into.  Consider the advice of family, your legal, medical, financial and tax advisors.  There are many options available to seniors as outlined in our recent post.  Explore all available options and consider what works best for you.

If you’re thinking about an independent living community or assisted living community often the best communities are full and have a waiting list.  It may make sense to make the move before you have to so you can get in the community and location you want.  

Contact us with any questions.  When it comes time to make the move we’re here to help make the transition smooth and easy.  

Senior Living Options

There are many options for seniors. In this article we’ll look at several options, and explain the pros and cons of each.  Contact us for more information on senior living options.  Our partners can help you evaluate what option may be best for you or your loved ones.

Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities are age restricted communities made for older adults typically 55 and over. They can be made up of houses, townhouses, condominiums and land lease communities. Residents are fully independent. They have no trouble living on their own and manage their homes.  Many active adult communities include lawn care, and snow removal.  This options allows older adults to live independently and access social and recreational amenities.  Many of our best active adult communities will have clubhouses  with pools, fitness centers, game rooms, billiards, activities and events.  Some even have indoor pools.  Active adult communities typically will have clubs and groups so you can socialize with others that have the same interests.  For adults with health issues or concerns this may not be the best option.

Independent Living Communities

Independent living communities are also known as retirement communities or homes. Older adults can rent or buy their own units in one of these communities. Meals often are included. Most residents can take care of themselves however they may not want to make 3 meals a day or deal with the upkeep of a house.  Independent living communities often have great social actives and facilities within the community.  Another big advantage is that independent living communities often have medical families and doctors and nurses on site.  It makes medical care easy and gives you peace of mind if there were to be a medical emergency.  

Assisted living residences

Assisted living residences offer more care than independent living communities.  They also provide personal care services like bathing, getting dressed or taking medication.  Many assisted living communities also have nursing homes in the same building and and some also have special secure wings for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.  This option might be a good fit for older adults who are somewhat active but need help with daily tasks.

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes are also known as skilled nursing or extended care facilities. Nursing homes provide professional medical care to older adults.  Some stay there temporarily to recover from a fall, health condition or to recover from surgery.  Others will stay long term and need the 24 hour nursing and medical care.  

Continuing care retirement communities

Continuing care retirement communities combine many of the other communities in this article so you will not have to change communities as your medical and health needs change.   Continuing care retirement communities have independent living, assisted living and nursing home facilities under one roof.  This is a great option and allows older adults to stay in one place for the rest of their life. 

Recommended Elder Law Attorney In Southern NJ

There are many Elder Law Attorney’s in NJ however they are not all equal. We are pleased to recommend attorney Raymond N. Beebe to our clients. Mr. Beebe has personally helped several of our family members and dozens of our clients over the years. He’s not just an attorney. He’s also a certified public accountant giving him a vast knowledge of the law and tax implications.

Raymond N. Beebe, Esq.

At the Law Office of Raymond N. Beebe, Esq. their goal is to provide the following customized legal services to you and your family:

  • Estate Planning 
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Medicaid Application \ Medicaid Spend Down
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Trusts 
  • Wills
  • Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Declarations (Living Wills)
  • Estate Administration

If you or a loved one needs legal advice in these areas we recommend contacting the Law Office Of Raymond N. Beebe, Esq. by completing the form below.

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Safer Senior Living Options

There are many senior living options available today. Assisted living, independent living, in home care, memory care, and more. I’ve partnered with CarePatrol and their certified senior advisors to help you navigate through all available options and choose the best and safest option for you.

CarePatrol will evaluate you or your loved ones needs, location preferences and budget and recommend the best options based on their vast knowledge of communities and resources. CarePatrol has advisors that can meet you in person and will actually tour prospective communities with you to make sure you find the absolute best option.

CarePatrol has a vast network of carefully screened communities and service providers to help make the safest recommendations possible. Best of all their service is available at no cost to you or your loved one. To contact CarePatrol fill out the form below and we will connect you with a trusted advisor.

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Medicaid Planning And Advocacy Help

Attaining Medicaid coverage for you or a loved one can be a challenging task. Fortunately there is help available so you don’t have to go through this process alone. One of my partners NJS Coverage Connections covers the Southern New Jersey area and provides expert service and advice with a personal touch.

NJS Coverage Connections will help you obtain Medicaid coverage. Their team of experts will skillfully guide you through the Medicaid system and process making it easy and less stressful. They will help with all the paperwork and applications and advocate on your behalf to get the best possible coverage. To reach NJS Coverage Connections please contact them below for a free phone consultation.

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