‘Tis the season for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals! But how do you get the best bang for your buck when shopping for your home? If you are in the market for new appliances, furniture, home décor, or more, we gathered some helpful tips below so you can shop like a pro!
Check big box stores for early Black Friday or even early Cyber Monday deals. Many will offer deep discounts and extra perks like free delivery or installation. If you do want to venture out for Black Friday sales, make sure you plan your trip ahead of time. Will the stores I want to check be open early? Are there anticipated lines to wait in? All good things to think about and plan for before you hit the road.
REALTOR® tip: Check reviews to make sure you’ll be happy with your purchase and think about talking with your favorite BHHS agent as well – we love offering tips on what type of features homebuyers are looking for and what can give you the best return on your investment!
Consider shopping local on Small Business Saturday. Money you spend with a small, local business often results in money that directly benefits your local community. Plus, a local business can likely provide ongoing support for your purchase if needed – which sure can come in handy if the new fridge goes on the fritz.
REALTOR® tip: Talk with your favorite Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate agent when shopping local – we often have some extra savings and connections with area businesses! And be sure to share your Small Business Saturday shopping with us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/bhhsmichiganrealestate/
Do your research. Some ‘Black Friday deals’ are actually anything but. Reviewing things like model numbers, price histories and reviews to make sure the item you are buying is actually the one you want. Many companies provide those Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts by creating a similar product that may have fewer features or enhancements.
REALTOR® tip: Take a look at what you want to purchase ahead of your Black Friday trip. Write down model numbers and prices so you can compare on the day. Just like shopping for a dream home, you have to know what you’re looking for, so you can strike when the time comes!