The holiday season tends to be a stressful time of year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a time to sell your home. Here at Rich Lee, we want to make the whole process easier for everyone so you can stress less about selling your house and can focus on family, friends, and food. So, here are five golden tips for getting your house sold during the holiday season.
1. Show some Summer Samples
Unless you live on the north pole, your house isn’t always going to look the way it does during the bleak, snowy winter. It would be wise to keep photos of the house during other seasons available to show potential buyers. It will help give guests a better idea of what it would be like to own the house year-round and may incentivize them to buy, especially if your landscaping and exterior are some of the strongest assets of your home.
2. Be Generous with your Time
Buyers that are looking for homes during this time of year generally need to buy a home as soon as possible, so sometimes showings may happen at less than convenient times. If you want your home to sell during the holidays, you’ll have to be as accommodating to the buyer as possible. Also, make sure you have a real estate agent that is willing to be as flexible as you are.
3. Video Tours for the Less Adventurous
The weather outside is frightful, and sometimes people won’t be able to come and see what you’re selling even if they wanted to. Sometimes the best way to win over snowed-in buyers is to provide a video tour of your home. If the video is useful and informative, it may even sift out the flakier buyers and draw in more serious ones. The more motivated buyers may be convinced by the video to come in for a showing. Make sure you coordinate with your agent about the video tour, so they aren’t caught off guard!
4. Hospitable, not Hectic
If you must deck the halls, then deck them in moderation! Key details of your home can be obscured or even completely overlooked if the boughs of holly are too boisterous. That doesn’t mean you should stow the stockings away though; a little holiday flavor can even make buyers feel more welcome! Instead of going overboard with decorations, however, baking some holiday cookies or keeping warm beverages at hand for buyers can be a choice way to keep the cheer going.
5. Priced to Sell, For Goodness’ Sake!
Naughty or nice, the holiday home-shoppers are not normally interested in a negotiation. Buyers would rather bounce than wait around for prices to get slashed, after all, they have family they want to make merry with too. It’s advised to cut down the price of your home before you put the home on the market to save everyone a little bit of their precious holiday hours.
These are just a few ways to better your chances of selling your home during the holiday season. And as always, if you ever have any questions please feel free to call me at (765) 744-9951.