Keep in mind that this time of year has always been stressful to sell a home. Fortunately, we’ve found a way to make it less!
Tired of hearing ‘no’? Setting appointments and coming home without any offer?
No problem. Here you go:
- Timing is the key :
It’s easier to sell your home when there are fewer buyers in the market during this time, so it’s best to list it around Thanksgiving or Christmas week when people are spending time with their families and not looking at houses to buy. It also helps if you’re living in a small town, where there may be less competition for buyers. If you’re living on the east coast, it might be worth waiting until after New Year’s Day because everyone is trying to get settled back into their homes after traveling or celebrating with family throughout Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
- Decorate but don’t go overboard:
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration. But, for some homeowners, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety. The demands of this busy season can make it difficult to maintain a perfect home environment. And if you’re worried about the appearance of your home, you may not want to spend much time or money decorating!
- Keep decorations simple and tasteful.
- Don’t go overboard with holiday spirit – do what works for you!
- Put the tree in the corner of the room, rather than in front of a window or fireplace to avoid covering your walls with soot and pine needles.
- Make your house shine bright
Well-lit homes are more inviting for potential buyers to walk in. Lighting up the exterior of the house also makes it look less vacant. If your home is not well-lit, you can get a light system installed or put some lights on timers or holiday lights. Installing floodlights will make the entire house brighter and reflect better on it. The best time to have your house lit up is at night especially if you live in a neighborhood that has people coming home from work late during the day
- Keep it warm and cozy
For selling your home in the winter season, you should put some effort into making it look warmer and cozier. This will help convince buyers that your home will be a good place to spend their winters. There are things you can do right before potential buyers are coming over to impress them with the warmth of your home. One of them is by creating a fireplace ambiance with candles, firewood, logs, and other candles around. Place some logs in the fireplace to make it appear like there has been recent use of it. If you have any artificial logs or fake firewood that is made for this purpose then all the better
- Bake festive treats
Let’s face it: the cold months of winter and Christmas time usually guarantee a dip in home sales. But what if we told you that you could make the most of this seasonal lull by boosting your property’s appeal with these festive baking tricks?
Halloween, Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas are times when people enjoy indulging in seasonal delights like pumpkin pie, gingerbread men, and fudge brownies. You can take advantage of this by making your own festive treats to give away to potential buyers. It’s just one way to attract more interest in your property!
These tips can help you sell your house quickly, even if the holidays are right around the corner. Use these tips to get your house sold faster!