It’s the most wonderful time of year. While most of us would associate the Holidays with shopping it isn’t the only thing on certain people’s minds. For some, selling their house takes precedence over wrapping presents. And hey, it turns out that December can be a great time to sell your property. For one thing, there’s less competition, plus it’s less likely that unmotivated buyers will occupy your time.
Here are our recommendations for putting your house on the market while most others are putting up their trees.
You might want to skimp on the decorations this year. A nice little tree in the corner of a room and some garland can give your home just the right amount of holiday oomph without drowning potential buyers in it. Besides, when people look through your home they’ll want to picture what their own decorations will look like rather than yours. Plus, this kind of neutrality demonstrates sensitivity toward other cultures.
In many communities, it’s usually freezing (or at least chilly) this time of year. Make your house look like a toasty haven to hunker down in during the winter. Fluffy throws, a fire in the fireplace, and a soft rug or two will help buyers warm up in no time.
Curb appeal is always important but it can be hard to capture right after fall. However, when done the right way you can knock it out of the park. To achieve the right “look,” it’s important to tidy up your yard since piles of leaves aren’t always that pretty. Second, since most trees are barren, be mindful of the fact that more of your home than usual could be exposed. Making sure the front of the house looks its best is key to overcoming this possible barrier.
Even though fall and winter photos of your house are ideal to show buyers this time of year you don’t have to hesitate to showcase what your house looks like during the warmer seasons. It’s only fair to give them a complete portrait of your home, after all. These photos should look professional and sharp. Anything low-quality could give viewers the wrong impression.
Those looking for houses during the Holidays tend to be highly motivated. They might be on a deadline because of occupational relocation, going to school, or something else. Our team would be happy to help you market your house toward those who are more likely to make a purchase.
Selling during the Holidays can make an already-stressful time even more chaotic. But it doesn’t have to be. We can help you set time aside for family and relaxation by calendaring blackout days for your house not to be open to visitation. Everyone deserves a break during the festive season, after all.
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Rasha Ingratta & Mortgage Associates
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