Tennessee calendars for the next couple of weeks are filled with holiday parties, trips, gift shopping, and lots of eating. And....believe it or not....home previewing on real estate websites across the internet. If your home is on the market, know that you may receive a call to show it during what many consider a slow time of the year for real estate sales.

A Cookeville TN REALTOR's® advice? Have a plan to make it show-able when you receive the call.  Pretty holiday decorations can help sell a home, so enjoy your festive items. Just be sure that people can walk through easily - You want buyers to see the home beyond the tree and lights. Add the scent of cinnamon in the kitchen. And after the gift-giving, put as many gift items away as possible.

Buyers are looking now. We are writing offers, negotiating contracts, and attending closings with excited buyers and sellers. We are working right up to Christmas and again right up to New Year's Day.  If you just take a few minutes to make plans now, you will be ready if you receive the gift of an excited buyer's offer as your early holiday surprise!