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7 Reasons to List Your Home This Holiday Season

 

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.

Here are seven great reasons not to wait:

  1. Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their employees in their new positions as soon as possible.
  2. Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.
  3. You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.
  4. Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
  5. There is less competition for
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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Often times the home with the most space is, by default, the host location for major holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Several home reports have indicated that formal dining rooms, however, may become a thing of the past within many millennial households. It’s said that this population would trade in a formal dining space for more functional purposes such as an office or play room. Could this just be an excuse to have Mom or Dad continue to host holidays? Here are a few feast-worthy dining rooms that we wouldn’t dare to trade up – we’ll take the homes, too.

Truckee, California

With this clean design and these views, we are ready to feast! 

Park City, Utah

Intimate, modern, yet

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With holiday feasts looming, you're probably gearing up to jam the dining table with both guests and food. But savvy hosts know to resist that urge, and instead create a separate, organized buffet line.

The result: Folks can serve themselves rather than struggle to pass hot, heavy casserole dishes to one another (which means more space for wine).

But setting up a buffet involves more than cramming as many dishes of food onto the biggest flat surface you have. To keep things orderly and efficient, you have to be smart about it—and that starts with looking at your home a little differently.

Here are eight clever tricks for setting up your holiday buffet in a way that will keep things moving—and save

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

It’s finally here: the long anticipated fall edition of Private Residences featuring some of Engel & Völkers’ finest properties—in all of its glossy goodness. Whether you fancy a beach getaway, cozy mountain retreat or custom equestrian estate for your beloved horses, each property in the latest Private Residences will have you daydreaming about your next home, from the Atlantic to Pacific.

Here’s a sampling of our favorites that we're currently drooling over. 

The Oceanfront Oasis - Los Cabos, Mexico 
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Ocean views from any room in this elegant Los Cabos property won’t be an issue. Casa Roca de Pajaro is perched on one of the most pristine, private beaches in La Caleta, Palmilla and was designed with the

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6 Near-Genius Ways to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You’re Home

Like telling your lights to turn on and off when you’re miles away.

Whether it’s the eight hours a day or eight days on a dreamy beach, allowing your biggest investment to fend for itself can be stressful. And it’s a legit concern; when your home looks empty, break-ins happen. A lot. Ugh.

You could deter burglars by never leaving your house again. Or you could do the next best (OK, way better) thing, and just make it look like someone is there all the time. Here’s how.

#1 Light Up a Room (From the Road)

Your parents may still rely on their lighting timer — on at 8 p.m., off at 7 a.m. That old-fashioned option still works, but apps are more fun. They not only

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E&V News 

Why Seattle Real Estate Will Maintain Its Hot Streak
Forbes
The steady stream of professionals pouring into Seattle is made up mainly of young tech professionals, but there are also other groups of people drawn to the city, like so-called empty-nesters, who move to the downtown area to experience the vibrant arts culture.

Former Dairy Barn in Massachusetts Transformed Into Modern Mansion
Realtor.com 
A converted dairy barn for sale in rural Massachusetts for $925,000 could have many modern design applications for its next owner.

Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown Debuts Virtual Reality Theater
RealTrends
Minnesota’s first VR theater for real estate takes client service to the next level by allowing users to immersively experience 3D listings.

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'Our Home Was Renovated on a Reality Show': What It's Really Like, Warts and All

By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Sep 25, 2017   Shopping with NTLC

If you've ever watched "Fixer Upper," "Flip or Flop," or "Property Brothers," you've probably wondered what it's like to have your home renovated on a reality TV show. Alex Shaw, a casting producer in Los Angeles, had pondered that same question. So when she heard that TLC's "Nate and Jeremiah by Design" was looking for applicants last November, she applied—and was picked!

At first, Shaw was beyond excited, knowing that Nate Berkus had gained fame designing Oprah's home and served as an expert on her talk show before branching off to star in his own home makeover show with husband Jeremiah

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8 Frightening Things in Sellers' Homes That Can Scare Buyers Silly

By Cathie Ericson | Oct 17, 2017   too-many-locksktsimage/iStock

No matter how gorgeous your home is, it could contain an item or two that happens to scare the pants off anyone who walks through your door. That might not be a problem if you don't like guests, but it could very well be a big problem if you're trying to sell your place!

The reality is that it doesn't take much to scare off home buyers—with so much on the line, even the smallest detail can give them a shiver or icky feeling they can't shake. So, in case you want to make 100% sure your home-selling efforts aren't getting tripped up on some freaky feature you overlooked, check out these things home

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By the Engel & Völkers Team 

Those familiar with American publishing dynasties may first be intrigued by Gabriela Hearst’s surname, but those who are intimately familiar with fashion’s hottest trends know this trailblazer for her sensuous dresses, textured blazers and timeless skirts created by her namesake luxury design house.

So where does this powerhouse retreat after a long day’s work of spearheading her burgeoning fashion label? For Hearst, it’s her ultra chic brownstone in Manhattan’s West Village which she shares with the rest of her family – her husband Austin and their twins, Mia and Olivia (9), and son, Jack (2).

In between fittings, fabulous events and playtime, GG Magazine had the pleasure of finding time in Hearst’s jam-packed

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E&V News 

Don't Leave the Buyer Side on the Table
REM
Control the listing, control the market.

Engel & Völkers Opens Richmond Hill, Ontario Shop
RISMedia
Engel & Völkers has opened a new shop in Richmond Hill in Ontario, Canada, the company recently announced. 

Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Tennessee
Hamilton County Herald
Engel & Völkers has opened a brokerage in Chattanooga, marking the first Tennessee location for the global real estate brand.

Engel & Völkers Opens Office in Destin
The Real Deal
The brokerage office opening marks Engel & Völkers' entry into the Florida Panhandle market.

Hot Market: Demand Continues for Intown Condos and Townhomes
Atlanta INtown Paper
The Intown real estate market is only getting hotter. 

Engel & Völkers

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