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It is nearly upon us: ArtPrize 2016. With Restaurant Week already successfully underway again this year, downtown businesses are now setting their sites on ArtPrize money which will soon, theoretically, begin pouring into the city via art lovers. If you are thinking of selling your home, this may be an excellent time to consider listing your home with one of the agents at Pyxis Realty.

  1. Downtown properties will have lots of foot traffic. If you're selling your home in the downtown area, there will be thousands of people from West Michigan traipsing down Division, wandering all through Downtown and nearby areas. If you live in the downtown area, there's no better time to advertise to foot traffic. People from all over will have an opportunity to see that your home has been listed for sale and may call your Realtor to schedule a showing if they are in the market for a new home.


  2. ArtPrize draws tourists, too. West Michigan is considered to be a great place to raise a family and also retire. When young couples or soon-to-retire adults visit ArtPrize, they may see the charm and appeal of West Michigan and wish to relocate. Houses on the market stand a decent chance of drawing interest from out-of-state visitors who are considering moving to the area.


  3. The winter cool-off isn't here yet. While the Grand Rapids real estate market and the West Michigan real estate market remain hot, when the snow starts falling, interest levels in homebuying can drop. Right now, temperatures are great and curb appeal is high! There's already a robust demand for home for sale in the West Michigan area, even without the added traffic created by ArtPrize.


  4. Community pride is high. That leads to increased perceived value of homes in the area during cultural events like ArtPrize. Capitalize on that sense of community and the desire of some to join that community by listing your home. Even if ArtPrize itself doesn't draw your eventual buyer to your home, the buzz about Grand Rapids during the event can't hurt.


  5. You'll have something to do during showings. One of the most difficult parts of selling a home can be the need to quickly leave for an hour while someone else walks through it. During ArtPrize, you'll have any number of interesting possible places to visit to check out venues and individual pieces of art. Instead of tapping your toes at a coffee house, you can lose track of time while arguing about the symbolism of an eighty-foot long fork.



Whether you're listing your home in the next few weeks or early next year, it makes sense to get in touch with the expert team at Pyxis Realty soon! With the help of our educated, client-focuded West Michigan Realtors, you can get you home listed when and how you want with little headache or stress for you! Call or email us today and let us helping you make selling your home a pleasant memory.