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You now have two kids and your house is growing smaller by the day. It's time for a house with a bonus room and by bonus, we mean toy room. How did you get so many toys anyway? Or better yet, you want a huge backyard!

You hate your homes layout...fortunately, you just got promoted so you can afford an upgrade. Congrats!

Your kids are long gone, but your house is huge and your tired of heating it and lets be honest, your tired of cleaning it. It is TIME for a smaller house.

You love your house but its on a postage stamp lot. Your teenager wants a horse and you would never admit it, but you want a couple of goats. It's time for a house with a few acres.

It is TIME people. Don't fret about the winter. Don't fret about if you should or shouldn't list now. Is it the right time? Who is going to buy my home? Where am I going to go? As Elsa says, "Let it goooo!" Don't fret about if the time is right to LIST your house. I am here to tell you, NOW is the time.

Cathy Ward, managing Broker of Old Dominion Realty with 38 years of successful real estate experience backing her agrees with me. When asked if the market slows down in the winter, Cathy responded, "Sure it slows down, but people have to move. Circumstances require it. As such, there are still plenty of buyers in the winter months. Plenty of serious buyers, people ready to make a move. The busiest January in our history was this past January."

At Old Dominion Realty our marketing is consistent and steady. We stay tapped into all of our marketing avenues year round. We have sellers and we have buyers no matter the month and we have to do our best for them. Which means there is no slow month.

ODR realtor, Tim Armentrout, says, "The dynamics of the business have changed over the years. It used to be that we had downtime from Thanksgiving into the spring. Now, we have no downtime. I am showing houses Christmas week, I am closing houses christmas week. People no longer have the luxury of waiting until spring to sell or waiting until spring to move. Jobs, family, and other responsibilities require moves at all times of the year. There is a buyer for every property and a property for every buyer. We are good at getting the two together at ODR, sometimes it's hard, but we do it."

ODR packs one heck of a marketing punch. Jessica Herring, Marketing director of ODR makes sure of it. Jessica is constantly searching, developing, and implementing the newest and best technology for the job. As an agent, I'm always looking for new ways to market your property. As such, having ODR's marketing power behind me provides a huge advantage to your property. Our marketing power facilitates effective local, regional, and national marketing... sometimes even international marketing. Through our affiliation with Leading RE we are gaining buyers from other locales and we can help sellers get relocated anywhere in the world they need to go.

Plus, the best time to sell is in a seller's market. Listing inventory is low; giving your property a distinctive advantage, LESS competition. Realtor Krista Fields agrees, "A great advantage to

selling in the winter is having more people look at your property when there isn't as much competition."

Still on the fence about listing? Don't be. There are buyers out there and as an Old Dominion Realtor, I work hard to sell your home fast, the sales process is smooth, and to gain maximum return for you. Give me a call today. We can talk about selling your property. There are always questions or concerns and I am here to provide answers!

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