We are less than two weeks out from the big holiday, and the big man in red. If you were good all year, he should be leaving you a nice pile of presents for you and your family to open on Christmas morning. However, why wait for Santa, when you can help to give yourself an early Christmas present—finally selling your home. The holidays may seem like a unorthodox time of the year for a purchase to close, but more occur than you may believe. To help expedite this process, we’re here with a few quick and easy tips for listing your home during the holidays, and how to make it more appealing to those carolers looking to buy.
Take a look down your street, and you’re sure to find houses and houses covered with lights and festive wreaths. Just because your home is on the market does not mean that you have to skip out on decorating this year. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! Potential buyers want your home to look warm and comfortable, and what better way to do that than to show how festive your home can be during the holidays. A wreath on the front door can work wonders, or even some light fixtures dangling from your roof. Although, it might be in your best interest to stay away from the 30ft inflatable Santa, or a Clark Griswold-esque lightshow.
Lights don’t have to be the only addition to your home for the holiday season. Take advantage of the warm weather and put out some winter flowers to give your house that pop of life and swish of color. A flower box on the front porch will work just fine. Believe it or not, it is the little things like these that really draw in potential buyers, and make them much more interested in your house.
Finally, make sure that the light fixtures on your porch are all working and are beautifully lit at night, and if you do decide to hang lights on your house, make sure there are no bulbs out. These are just common housekeeping tips that can definitely help the sale of your home.
With just a little oomph and some holiday magic, you can make your house sell this holiday season. If you want to know some more of our tips for holiday-selling, feel free to contact any one of our fine agents. We promise that they’ll even be merrier than Ol’ Saint Nick.