Homeowners interested in selling their home may be surprised to learn that the holiday season is one of the best times to quickly sell a home. Traditionally considered the worst time of the year to sell, November to January is a great opportunity to reach motivated buyers.
Selling your home while celebrating the holidays makes for a smoother negotiating process and less competition in the market. Here are some tips from the Global Realty team on how to sell your home during this holiday season.
To prepare your home for sale during the holidays, it is important to stay relevant (and festive) by decorating. It is important to note that it easy to go overboard, make sure any decorations you put up aren’t too cumbersome or over the top. Finding an appropriate balance between festive and overbearing will ensure buyers are focused on the home instead of the decorations.
Homebuyers are interested in how the property will look under their ownership. Take a couple of minutes to spruce up your home’s exterior by cleaning your lawn of dead leaves. Also, if temperatures allow for it, have the trim of your home painted. Freshly painted trim shows dedication to home ownership and a sense of pride in its owners. Lastly, ensure buyers are safe when entering your home by clearing walkways of accumulated snow and ice.
Make sure the home’s interior condition is clean, uncluttered, and in top form. This can sway buyers to choose your home over others.
The last and most important tip is to remember what the holidays are all about. Making your home a warm and inviting place will coerce buyers into putting in an offer. Extending buyers small visitation gifts can also make a memorable impact, things like home baked treats make your kitchen smell great and makes your house memorable.
Recruit Real Estate Talent
Selling your home is made easier with the help of a reliable real estate agent. Ask friends and family for recommendations and seek an agent who will not disappear on you during the holidays. Talented agents will find motivated buyers and can set reasonable deadlines for selling your home. Also, an experienced real estate agent will price your home appropriately which will lead to a faster close. If you are in the Detroit Metropolitan Area and are interested in selling your home, please contact Global Realty and learn more how we can help you.