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Trying to Sell Your Home during the Holidays? Holding an Open House Might Be More Effective Than You Think, Report RE/MAX Agents   By PRWEB

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 19, 2012

Is holding an open house during the holidays a waste of time, or can it really help sell your home? Many home sellers and real estate agents will be asking themselves that question in the weeks to come. To offer some guidance, the RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network asked a sampling of its agents who regularly hold open houses at other times of the year for their views on the issue.

The primary reason to hold an open house during the period from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, RE/MAX reports, is that anyone who stops in is probably eager to purchase a home.

People going to open houses during that period usually are dead serious about finding a home sooner rather than later, said Sheila Yakutis of RE/MAX Synergy in Orland Park, Ill. Instead of doing their holiday shopping, entertaining or visiting family, they are out dealing with the weather and checking out listings.

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