Christmas cookies need to be baked, holiday cards have to be sent out and you still have to find a present for that hard-to-please family member. The holiday season can already be overwhelming for some, but what if you’re trying to sell your home on top of all the other things you have to do? The holiday season, November through January, is often considered a bad time to put a home on the market, but this season may have its advantages: holiday buyers tend to be more serious and there is less competition with fewer homes being actively marketed. If you’re committed to selling your home this holiday season, we’ve got a few handy tips to help!
Deck the halls
Do you love decorating your home for Christmas but you’re worried it may be a waste if you’re planning to sell? Homes often look their best during the holiday season, so go ahead and put up some of your favorite décor. Avoid over-decorating or placing large, bulky objects that will make your home seem crowded. In addition, opt for general winter decorations to avoid offending buyers with religious themes.
Adapt your curb appeal strategy
Curb appeal is important year-round for selling your home, although your strategy will change from season to season. During the colder seasons, trees start to lose their leaves, and maintaining the exterior of your home becomes even more important. Bare trees will expose more of your home, so touch up the paint, clean the gutters and make sure all fallen leaves are removed. Keep buyers’ safety in mind as well by making sure stairs and walkways are free of snow, ice and leaves.
Step up your home-photo game
As the snow piles up and driving gets tricky, many home buyers will begin their house hunt from the comfort of their home by browsing listings on the internet. It is vital to have quality, professional photos for all listings. Make a good first impression by offering lots of flattering, high-quality photos of your home, as these pictures allow people to decide if your home will be a good fit. We hire the best photography team in the industry, Spacecrafting Photography, to showcase your home in the best possible photos.
Make your home an escape from the cold
When you think of home during the cold season, you think of a warm, comfortable environment where you can escape the winter weather. You want potential home buyers to think of your home in the same way. When you know you will have buyers touring your home, turn up the heat, turn on the lights, and consider a few extra touches such as playing soft classical music or offering homemade holiday treats. Create an environment that encourages buyers to spend time in your home and admire its features.
Price to sell
Regardless of the season, a home that’s priced low for the market will make buyers encourage buyers to pursue. Rather than gradually making small price reductions, many real estate agents advise sellers to slash their prices before putting a home on the market. With our years of experience, we have a variety of methods to evaluate and obtain proper pricing. Homes priced correctly sell more quickly. We offer data and facts to help you see how we arrived at our suggestion. This is a process that you and your agent work through together.
Pick the right agent
Hey, we’ve got you covered on this one! Hiring a reliable agent means someone who will work hard for you and won’t disappear during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. Fazendin encourages you to contact one of our agents. Your agent will handle every detail from beginning to end, and those details are constantly changing. You need a professional who stays knowledgeable and knows the ins and outs of all of the different facets of getting your home sold. Our agents will ease your stress and give you more time to enjoy the season.
On behalf of the Fazendin agents and staff, we would like to wish you a enjoyable and relaxing holiday season!