The Holiday Season can be a win/win situation for both the buyer and the seller. If the home is listed on the market during this time, it generally means that sellers are motivated to sell their home and buyers are serious about buying. Here’s some tips on selling your home during the Holiday Season:
1. Price Your Home to Sell
Have your Realtor do a comprehensive market analaysis before listing your home on the market to insure a competive sales price. Remember, time on the market equals price reduction. The more competitively priced your home is, the faster it’s going to sell, saving you money in the end.
2. Hire a Reliable Realtor
During the Holidays, a lot of Realtors get side tracked with social events, family, ect.. Be sure whoever you hire to list your home is a hard working Realtor that can get the job done. Ask friends and family to refer you to a good Realtor to help put your mind at ease that they won’t dissapear on you during the Holiday Season!
3. Easy Does it on the Christmas Deco!
Holiday decorating can really add warmth to a home, but be sure not to overdue it. You want the buyer to remember your home, not the decorations! Always keep in mind that square footage sells…when the home is decluttered and “staged” it gives a sense of space to buyers which means more $ in your pocket!
4. Curb Appeal
When winter comes around, the trees loose their leaves and a lot of foliage tends to dissapear leaving your home a little more exposed. Be sure the exterior of your home is in great shape by tending to any touch up painting that needs to be done. Also, investing in some shrubs and plants that don’t loose their leaves in the winter is a great idea along with possibly some petunias for a little winter color.
5. Professional Photos
Be sure you have a good photographer taking pictures of your home and that they take a lot of them! Now more than ever, buyers are doing their home search online. In the winter, that is even more the case. Buyers aren’t going to be driving around in the cold looking at house,s when they can be snuggled up in front of their laptop!
6. Make Househunters comfy
Be sure your home is warm, literally by cranking up the heat and inviting, by lighting the fireplace and having some soft music playing. If you can, you might even want to have some fresh baked cookies there for buyers while their browsing. The smell of fresh baked cookies will make a great impression and might make them linger a little longer.