The holidays are coming and they bring so many good things-- Food, Family, and Festivities. Often however, the holidays are considered the worst time to put your home on the market. Do not let this dampen your holiday spirit. The season does have its advantages. Holiday buyers may be more serious and there is less competition.
If you have decided to commit to the sale, I have a few tips that may help your home sell quicker!
1. Be festive for the holidays but don’t go overboard.
Homes can look their best during the holidays, but sellers should be careful not to overdo it. Adornments that are too large or too many can crowd your home and distract buyers.
2. Hire a reliable real estate agent.
You are going to want someone who will work hard for you and won't disappear during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's. Ask your friends and family if they can recommend a listing agent who will go above and beyond to get your home sold.
3. Take top-notch real estate photos and video tour for the web
When the weather outside is frightful, homebuyers are likely to start their house hunt from the comfort of their homes by browsing listings on the Internet. Make a good first impression by offering lots of well light, high-quality photos of your home. You will get less foot traffic in the winter, but shooting a video and posting it may attract those who don’t want to drive.
4. Give house hunters a place to escape.
Make your home feel cozy and inviting during showings by cranking up the heat, playing soft classical music and offering homemade holiday treats. When you encourage buyers to spend more time in your home, you also give them more time to admire its best features.
5. Price it to sell.
No matter what time of year, a home that's priced low for the market will make buyers feel merry.