Falling Trees . . . & Home Prices

“If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s no one around to hear it . . . does it make a sound?”


Twin Cities homeowners know the drill:  each Fall, they need to turn off their outside water spigots; remove window screens; to do listwinterize (blow out) their sprinkler systems; switch any damper controls on their furnace from “summer” to “winter” settings; and do a zillion other, little things to get ready for -20° temps.

Would-be home sellers have one additional step:  make sure their home is priced right.

If it’s not, the right time to change it is now, when the housing market is still active, not later this month, when the holiday slowdown officially arrives.

And certainly not Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, when (almost) no one is paying attention.

P.S.: Home sellers who aren’t prepared to make their home truly saleable should contemplate taking their home off the market through the holidays, to stop the “Days on Market” clock from ticking.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

Leave a Reply