Tips For Selling Your Home During the Holidays
Thinking about putting your home on the market this holiday season? Here are a few tips to keep in mind to get your home to easily stand out among the available inventory.
1) Stage for the holidays. Think clean, cozy, simple.
Staging for the holidays can help prospective homebuyers imagine your home as their future home, one where they will be spending many holidays year after year! So, think clean, cozy, simple decor.
If you have a fireplace, decorate it with garland and hang stockings from the mantle. Use candles and essential oil diffusers with iconic scents of the season, such as balsam and cedar. Create an environment that makes prospective homebuyers feel comfortable and warm the moment they walk through your front door. You want them to feel right at home.
2) Price your home to sell
If your home looks like all the other homes on the block with similar features, then a lower price point will definitely draw in more traffic than your rivals. However, if your home is the largest one on the block, has more acreage, or a double car garage and pool, you can price your home based on the increased value it provides.
3) Keep your property safe for homebuyers
A legitimate concern for home sellers in one of these colder climates is how to keep your property safe for homebuyers. The only thing you can really do is be proactive and break out that snow shovel and start clearing a path.
If you’re expecting snow on an almost weekly basis, then it might be best to hire out professionals to come by once a day and make sure your driveway, front steps, and any walking paths are cleared for people touring your home.