Is November a Good Month to Sell My House?


November is a great time to sell your home in Murphy NC and Western North Carolina, but there are factors that could impact the closing process. If you have been thinking about selling your home in November, here’s what you need to consider before getting started.

Homebuyers In November

As a seller, you may think that November is a bad time to sell your house. After all, it can be a little chilly outside and the holidays are just around the corner. But could this actually be a good month to sell your home? The answer is yes! In fact, November can be one of the best months of the year for selling because buyers are more serious during this time. Not only that, many home sellers erroneously think they need to “wait till Spring” to sell. Because of this, they don’t put their home on the market and they miss out on a lower monthly inventory, meaning buyers have fewer homes to choose from. That gives sellers on the market in November a distinctive edge.

In addition to being more serious about buying their new homes, many people have already made up their minds by this point in the year about whether or not they want to make any changes in their lives that might include purchasing another property or moving into an entirely different area altogether. Therefore, if your house isn’t ready for sale yet or doesn’t look at its best currently (e.g., no paint job), then don’t worry too much about it because there will still be plenty of potential buyers looking despite these inconveniences!

Why November is a good time to sell your home

November is a great month for selling your house because it’s not too late and not too early. If you wait until the end of November, it will likely be too late to close on your house before the end of the year. If it is important to close before the end of the year for tax implications or other reasons, the earlier you call us to sell your house, the better. We can help you strategize on how to set you up for success and a sale.

If you’re wondering why it’s a great time to sell your house, take a look at the statistics below.

Challenges to Selling in November

While you should always be aware of the season or time of year to sell your home, there are some additional challenges that can arise in November. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selling in November:

  • You have to plan for inspections more carefully. Buyers view inspections as essential, and timing due diligence/inspection periods around them can be challenging. Inspectors and service providers are frequently out of town for holidays, hunting, and other things. It’s definitely doable to make it all happen in time, it just has to be planned better.
  • The holiday season is the time of year when homeowners have the most on their plates—and it can often make planning a move more challenging. Family events, holidays, and more make it tougher, logistically, to make it all come together. The good news is that is doable as well. We have a great network of service providers, including movers, to make it flow smoothly for you.
  • North Carolina is an attorney state and we need them to close real estate! They’re human just like anyone and want to be able to enjoy the holidays with their family. As a result, they often close their offices around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. That creates bottlenecks around closing dates. This can easily be worked around with proper planning, which our closing coordinator helps accomplish.



If you are thinking of selling your house, it’s important to know that November is a great month to get the ball rolling. Earlier in the month is definitely better so we can properly plan and execute your move and closing. The old adage of “wait till Spring” is frequently not the best strategy as you can see in the stat chart below.

Ready to strategize when the best time is for you to sell and get your house on the market? Give The Poltrock Team at REMAX a call today and we’ll help guide you through the process. 1-866-687-7496 or 828-837-6400.

12 Memorable Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Homeowners

As the holiday season gets into full swing, you’re probably hearing “The Twelve Days of Christmas” everywhere you go. Whether in your car, in the stores, or on your favorite holiday music channel, you can’t get this classic holiday song out of your head. Besides hearing the catchy tune, it’s fun to visualize the parade of unusual gifts that someone might find on their doorstep.

During this holiday season, set aside your carefully curated gift list. Instead, consider these 12 home-oriented gifts that will add warmth and style to your favorite homeowners’ abodes. Whether they own a cozy little Murphy, NC home, or a slice of real estate on the beach, these gifts will be right at home.


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Agency’s Dedication to Customer Service Leads to a Smooth Murphy, NC Home Sale

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina home for some time, we decided to put the property on the market. We began to look for a realtor with a track record of getting results.

We found out about The Poltrock Team by receiving one of their refrigerator magnets in the mail. Based on their knowledge of the local market, and their high number of sales, we asked this market-leading real estate agency to sell our home.

After we completed the listing paperwork, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator arranged for professional real estate photography for our home. Next, she placed our home on the MLS. Our real estate agent brought us a buyer, and we proceeded to a timely closing.

Overall, we had a very good real estate experience. The Poltrock Team is very professional, and they are also very knowledgeable about pricing. They provided good advice on pricing our home for sale. And, they are dedicated to great customer service.

We would give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their outstanding real estate client service. We would absolutely work with them again.

Craig and Debbie Horton

Vidalia, GA


How to Get the Maximum Value from Your Real Estate Experience

Preparing to buy or sell a Murphy, North Carolina home is an exciting proposition. You’re ready to progress to another chapter in your life, and you’d like the entire process to go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Naturally, your realtor also wants you to have a good home-buying or home-selling experience.

To realize the best outcome, do your homework before you first meet with the realtor. Do some research, gather documents if needed, and generally “get your ducks in a row.”

When you take time to do that, your realtor can do the most effective job in the timeliest fashion. Whether you’re buying or selling, here are some valuable tips that will help you enjoy a good real estate experience. Continue reading “How to Get the Maximum Value from Your Real Estate Experience”

Clients Enjoy Excellent Real Estate Experience in Selling Murphy, NC Home

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina home for some time, we decided to pass the property to a new owner. We began searching for a successful realtor to help us accomplish our goal.

We found out about The Poltrock Team because they have billboards all over town. After we spoke with John Poltrock, we decided to work with the team to sell our mountain home.

As our real estate transaction began, The Poltrock Team’s Listing Coordinator efficiently handled the paperwork. Our home received professionally taken photographs, helping it to stand out among the MLS listings.

Our real estate agent found us a buyer, and we enjoyed a smooth closing. Throughout the process of selling our home, we found The Poltrock Team’s attention to detail very helpful.

Overall, we had an excellent real estate experience. We would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their outstanding client service. We would absolutely work with them in buying a home or selling a home in the future.

Joan Newell and Kathy Frymire

The Villages, FL

Seller Enjoys “Altogether Positive Experience” in Selling Murphy, NC Home

I had owned my Murphy, North Carolina home for several years. When I made the decision to put the property on the market, I wanted to work with a realtor who would get results.

I found out about The Poltrock Team because I received brochures updating me on area real estate sales. Because of the team’s positive attitude, I decided to work with them to sell my mountain home.

From listing to closing, I had an altogether positive real estate experience. After I completed the listing paperwork, a professional photographer took pictures of my home, improving its appearance in the MLS listings. Next, my real estate agent came forward with a home buyer.

During my real estate transaction, The Poltrock Team’s response level was amazing. I was most impressed by John’s ability to convey ideas and thoughts regarding the property sale.

I would rate The Poltrock Team a “10” for their excellent client service. I would definitely work with them in buying a home or selling a home in the future.

Pam Barton  

Marietta, GA

Market-savvy Agent Guides Buyers Through Murphy, NC Home Purchase

When we decided to purchase a home in Murphy, North Carolina, we wanted to work with an excellent real estate agent who would help us to find the right property. I learned about The Poltrock Team through the Internet. Because they are affiliated with Re/MAX, I decided to ask them to help us in buying our mountain home.

It had been a long time since we had gone through a real estate transaction, so we appreciated the team’s help in guiding us through every step of the process. Our agent was very knowledgeable of the local market, and was also very professional.

Overall, we had a good real estate experience. We would give The Poltrock Team a “10” for their outstanding real estate client service. We would certainly work with them in selling a home (or buying a home) in the future.

Cynthia and Michael Cobb
Port St. Lucie, FL

20 Family-Friendly Activities to Beat the Murphy, NC Lockdown Blues (Plus 15 Great Ideas for Bored Kids)

As the “stay at home” order continues (although hopefully not for much longer), many Murphy, North Carolina families are running out of ways to maintain some degree of sanity. Flipping through the cable channels and Netflix provides little inspiration, and your list of lockdown projects has gone by the wayside. To compound the situation, out-of-school children are likely bored and looking for ways to get into mischief.

So, switch gears and take some virtual trips outside your home’s four walls. Or, re-discover the great outdoors without leaving your property. Chances are that school-aged kids and adults will all find these family-friendly diversions a pleasurable experience. Continue reading “20 Family-Friendly Activities to Beat the Murphy, NC Lockdown Blues (Plus 15 Great Ideas for Bored Kids)”

Dedicated Realtor Conquers Challenges to Complete Murphy, NC Home Sale

After owning our Murphy, North Carolina home for several years, we decided it was time to sell the property and begin the next chapter in our lives. To accomplish the goal of selling our home, we knew we should work with a highly successful realtor known for getting results.

Naturally, we contacted John Poltrock of The Poltrock Team. In fact, we didn’t consider working with anyone else. We’ve known John for almost 15 years, and have found him to be one of the most honest and trustworthy people we’ve ever met.

John has also been one of my (Barbara’s) most valued business colleagues. For several years, I have enjoyed providing John with website copy, plus real estate and community events blog posts, for

Getting our home on the MLS was simple. The Poltrock Team’s efficient Listing Coordinator took care of all the details, and the agency’s professional real estate photographer did a terrific job of showcasing the property’s features.

Our home got lots of interest among the MLS listings, and John very quickly brought us a home buyer. We did encounter several challenges along the way to closing, but they weren’t a match for this very determined realtor.

Throughout our real estate transaction, John used his market resources and strong business relationships to resolve every issue and move us closer to our goal. He stayed in communication with the buyers’ real estate agent, and updated us on every step in the process.

Finally, John called us with a very important message: “Congratulations! You’re officially closed!” That’s the news we wanted to hear, and we send our sincere thanks to John and The Poltrock Team for making it happen. You guys are the best!

We would give The Poltrock Team a resounding “10” for their stellar real estate client service. We would certainly recommend them to anyone who is buying a home, or selling a home, in the future.

Mark & Barbara Hazelden
Soddy-Daisy, TN