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12 Days of Christmas for Home Sellers

What Your Agent Does to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

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Real estate agents often work very hard over Christmas to make sure your home sells.

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The 12 Days of Christmas was originally a children's story that eventually evolved into an English song. I submit to you my 12 Days of Christmas for sellers who are selling during the holidays and facing all the difficulties this time of year entails.

On the first day of Christmas my agent gave to me a lockbox on my front door.

On the second day of Christmas my agent gave to me two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the third day of Christmas my agent gave to me three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the fourth day of Christmas my agent gave to me four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the fifth day of Christmas my agent gave to me five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the sixth day of Christmas my agent gave to me six color photos, five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the seventh day of Christmas my agent gave to me seven stagers staging, six color photos, five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the eighth day of Christmas my agent gave to me eight maids a-cleaning, seven stagers staging, six color photos, five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the ninth day of Christmas my agent gave to me nine broker previews, eight maids a-cleaning, seven stagers staging, six color photos, five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the tenth day of Christmas my agent gave to me ten loos a-looking, nine broker previews, eight maids a-cleaning, seven stagers staging, six color photos, five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my agent gave to me eleven home inspectors, ten loos a-looking, nine broker previews, eight maids a-cleaning, seven stagers staging, six color photos, five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my agent gave to me twelve purchase offers, eleven home inspectors, ten loos a-looking, nine broker previews, eight maids a-cleaning, seven stagers staging, six color photos, five online ads, four open houses, three web sites, two for-sale signs and a lockbox on my front door.

Many thanks to Kristen Wahl, an agent in Rochester, New York, for providing the inspiration.

At the time of writing, Elizabeth Weintraub, DRE # 00697006, is a Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.

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