Oh, the joy of the holiday season. It’s an odd combination of stress and cheerful festivities. Work starts to pick up the pace, you have to hunt for gifts, friends and family come over, and on top of that, you’re trying to sell your house. If you are aiming to do this by the end of the year, check out these helpful tips to successfully sell your home during the holiday season.
Keep it Clean and Tidy
During winter months, branches and leaves fall off trees and mud and snow can start to build up. Despite this busy time, do your best to keep the inside and outside of your house clean. When your home is on the market, you never know when people are going to want to view it or even just drive by to take a quick glance. Your house probably looks beautiful on the listing, so keep it that way for those unexpected buyers.
Show Some Holiday Spirit
It is completely okay to put the wreath on your door and maybe even add some lights, so it looks presentable and ready for the holidays. However, don’t go overboard as it can distract buyers from the physical features of your house and possibly drive them away.
Host a Party
At this time, people are more likely to attend an event or party because who doesn’t want to celebrate the holiday season? Take this opportunity to throw a party and showcase your home to family members, friends and neighbors. Someone attending your party may be in-terested in buying a home or knows someone who is. If you do this, make sure to remove gifts under the tree and other important items because you never know if a Grinch will be attending your party.
Clear Out Your Schedule
Yes, this is a tough one. Buyers and sellers are all equally busy at this time of the year, which makes it even more difficult for a real estate agent to schedule a showing. Make yourself available as much as possible to accommodate buyers and increase the chances of selling your home.
Watch Your Pricing
During this time of the year, buyers are typically not interested in negotiating, which means you should be ambitious in pricing your house. Research on making the best price for your home and have a discussion with a real estate agent. You may not like his or her advice, but take it anyway.
Film a Video Tour
Organizing showings for potential buyers can be difficult with everyone’s tight schedules, and not many people are willing to go out and drive in the cold weather. By shooting a video and posting it online, you can accommodate even more house hunters. Try to make it as profes-sional as possible by using a DSLR camera or a drone if you have one. Clean and organize your home before shooting and make sure all windows, doors and cabinets are shut.
Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-908-7293 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/