The holidays are upon us! Some of us are seeing snow flurries, the cold temps have settled in, and you need to sell your house! While most of us are busy preparing for family gatherings, feasting on festive meals, and wrapping last minute presents some of us are preparing to relocate. Yep, you probably guessed it, the holiday season is not ideal to be selling or buying a home for most of us. Our plates are already too full and the last thing we want to be doing is having people trekking through our homes in wet boots. It is also not an ideal time due to the already abundant financial and emotional stresses that find most of us during the holidays.
This is how the experts at Century 21 Lady of the Lakes can help!
Asking Price – Price Your Home to Sell
If you are trying to sell your home during the madness of the holiday season it is not time to over price your home. Listen to your realtor, they know what they are doing when it comes to pricing your home to sell. Buyers often have the luxury of waiting until the warmer weather approaches if they think your asking price is too high. Buyers have the option to keep looking, do you have that same luxury? All sellers want to sell their homes for the highest price possible, however it is important, especially given the time of year that you listen to your realtor. They know what you can expect based on the current market, the sale price of other homes in your area, and the amenities your home has to offer.
Create an environment that is open and inviting. Offer buyers incentives to buy your home and deal with moving in the winter. Consider updating the appliances in the kitchen or covering the buyers closing costs. Sellers concessions and improvements to the home are just some of the many ways that you can make your home more appealing to buyers.
Decorate – Festive Displays
Buyers want to be able to picture themselves living in your home, so create an environment that does this for them. Create the holiday spirit by staging your home with all of your very best décor. Create curb appeal with outdoor decorations, fill the house with festive smells, and create a space that buyers cannot resist. A space where they can totally immerse themselves in as their own.
Use the Weather to your Advantage
As miserable as it is to have people trampling through your house, think about the buyers who are trekking in and out of homes day after day. Of course, this would put even the jolliest home buyers in a bad mood, so it is your job to make sure that doesn’t translate into how they feel about your home.
You can help create a more positive vibe by creating a warm, welcoming space. Light candles, start a fire in the fireplace, provide warm beverages, and homemade treats. The longer they linger in your space, the more likely for it to feel like their space.
C21 Lady of the Lakes is a full-service realtor serving Livingston County and the surrounding areas with all their real estate needs. More information can be found at http://www.ladyofthelakes.com/.