Three Hints to Help You Sell During the Holidays
Are you hoping to sell your home during the holidays? The holiday season, running from November through January is often considered the worst time to put a home on the market. Yet taking advantage of the Seasonal spirit can have some advantages if you prepare correctly. From motivated buyers, less competition, and the ability to showcase a home in all its festive finery, if you’re committed, we can help you succeed.
Deck the halls, but don’t go overboard: Make it festive and inviting but don’t crowd or clutter a room. Burn a sugar-cookie scented candle, offer small candy canes on top of your disclosure pile turn holiday lights on twinkle and glam. Also remember, not all people celebrate the same holidays, help a buyer imagine themselves celebrating in the home next year by keeping decorations Winter-themed. Just remember, less is more.
Take advantage of Fall color: When the leaves turn, a professional photographer can often get extra-special photos of your home exterior and that’s a great for buyers who start their journey online in order to stay warm. Investing In professional photos can ensure your home appears vibrant and welcoming to these online shoppers. Keep in mind, though, as trees lose their leaves it can leave minor issues exposed; so touch up the paint, clean the gutters and spruce up the yard.
Work with Professionals: While it is true any time, during the Holiday season it is especially important to work with people you can trust. You don’t want buyers to have to work hard at contacting your realtor. It’s also important to work with mortgage and title professionals to take advantage of any possible benefits to closing before (or after!) year-end. Even during the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s never a good idea to take short cuts in a real estate transaction.
Finally, take time to relax and celebrate safely with those you love. If the challenges of 2020 have taught us anything, it’s how important it is to share time with those you love.