The holidays are busy for everyone, especially for those looking to buy a home. While it's rumored to be an ill time to put your home on the market, there are many advantages to listing your home during the holiday season.
For starters, holiday buyers are much more serious than buyers in other markets. There's likely an immediate need for them to move and they know competition is less fierce, but also know that there is less homes active on the market, meaning their much more serious about each house they are interested in. Here's what you need to know for selling during the holidays:
Use your holiday decor - It's okay to keep out your traditional holiday decor. Just make sure you're not over doing it. Large decor like holiday inflatables can be distracting. Keep it simple with wreaths and lights. Keep your decorations moderate to satisfy everyone.
Keep up with your curb appeal - Bare trees will show off the exterior of your home so make sure your home is in tip-top shape. Clean your gutters, shovel snow and make sure the walkways are kept salted to avoid injuries.
Photos - Make sure the photos of your home are high quality and show off the best features. This can be especially hard to do because of the weather, so make sure interior photos are impressive. You can also consider video tours.
Make showings extra cozy - It's cold outside! Help potential buyers feel extra welcome with some hot chocolate and fresh cookies.
Your last and most important step of all is to hire an agent! We've got over 200 qualified agents to help you sell your home. This will help take the stress off of you.