Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays
Sometimes the holiday season is the best time for you and your family to put your house on the market. Holidays tend to be stressful, with family coming, getting the decorations up, and buying gifts for everyone. But don’t let that stop you from putting your house up for sale. There are benefits in doing so, and here are some tips to help you through it.
Tone Down the Decorations
Holiday decorations can make your home look it’s best, but sometimes it’s a little overboard. Buyers want to see what your home looks like without all your personal decor. By limiting your holiday decor you can also avoid offending potential buyers with religious decorations.
Hire an Amazing Real Estate Agent
Since the holidays can be stressful, it’s important to have a real estate agent who is on top of things. This person should be willing to work hard around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Hire someone who will go above and beyond to get your home sold.
Target Motivated Buyers
Anyone who takes the time to look for a home during the holidays is a serious buyer. Have your agent help you find buyers who have a deadline. This could include people who are relocating for a job, investors who have a tax deadline, college students, and military personnel.
Price it to Sell
This helps to make buyers happy and gets you more offers. When buyers see a home that’s been on the market for a long period of time with multiple price cuts, they assume something is wrong with the house. If someone gives you a low offer, you can always deny it.
Keep Up on Yardwork
Curb appeal is very important in the fall and winter months. The constantly falling leaves need to be raked regularly to keep the yard looking clean. Plant seasonal flowers in your pots to add some color.
Hire a Professional Photographer
A lot of buyers start the buying process by looking at homes online. Having professional photos of your home will give potential buyers a good first impression. Post lots of photos so buyers can get a feel of what your house really looks like. Don’t forget the backyard. Some buyers’ decisions are heavily influenced by the yard.
Make a Video Tour
By making a video tour of your home, you’ll get less foot traffic. During the cold or stormy weather, people don’t want to go outside. A video tour will allow them to see the home without having to leave their own.
Remember to relax during this time. The new year is just around the corner.