7 Tips for Ensuring Your Home Sells During the Holiday Season

By on November 12, 2013

You’ve decided to keep your house on the market throughout the winter and you know it’s a risky decision. However, it can also be a great decision. When everyone else takes their house off the market, there’s less competition. This can make your home easier to sell, but you need to keep a few things in mind, especially during the holiday season.

Embrace the Holidays

Making a house feel like a home can greatly increase your chances of selling the property. Couples walking into a home that is tastefully decorated for the holidays will immediately feel at home. They’ll immediately start to think about having their own Christmases in the home and may be ready to sign right away.

Bake Something

Another way to make your house feel like a home is to fill the room with the scent of baked goods. Cookies are an excellent option and you don’t even have to bake them from scratch. Grab some break and bake sugar cookies and bake them right before the showing. Put the cookies out for the buyers to munch on and they’re sure to remember your home.

Make Your Home Available for Showings

Yes, the holidays are hectic, but you need to make sure that if you’re going to have your house on the market, you need to be ready for a showing at any time. Buyers want to be able to see a home at their convenience, not yours.

Spot Clean Nightly

The easiest way to keep your home ready for showings is to spot clean every night before bed. Best of all, this takes 20 minutes or less and your home will always be clean and ready to show.

Keep the Walkways and Entrances Safe

During the holidays, there may be a few snowstorms. Take the time to shovel the walk and put down deicer to keep your driveway and walk safe for buyers. You also want to put down plastic mats to protect your carpet from the mud and salt that gets tracked in.

Decorate the Yard

Most plants will be dead during the holiday season. The good thing is you can spruce up those evergreens with Christmas lights. Before you decorate, clean up any leaves and fallen twigs so the yard looks as neat and tidy as possible.

Light a Fire

Last, but not least, if your home has a fireplace make sure to show it off. A fireplace is a huge selling feature. Buyers will love coming out of the cold and into a warm home that has a roaring fire.

The holidays can be a rough time of the year to sell your home. Make sure you are talking to your LouisvilleHomesFast agent (or your local agent), to ensure you are staging your home properly. However, keeping your home on the market will ensure you have less competition, which could help your home sell more quickly. Just make sure to keep these simple selling tips in mind.

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