by Lindsay Gough
on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 10:06pm.
The winter holiday months are NOT the most popular time to put a house on the market. In fact, home sales are at the lowest in the winter. For some sellers, this time may be their only choice. If you are putting a home on the market during the winter, here are a few tips that can help you be successful.
Find the Right Buyers
People that are house hunting during the holidays are usually on a deadline due to a job relocation or emergency move. Targeting this kind of buyer will hopefully help you sell the house faster.
Stage a Cozy House
Winter and the holidays can be a fun time for staging your house. Some tasteful holiday decorations can help the potential buyers see the potential in the home. Be careful with the number of decorations though. Too many festive elements could make the house look crowded or busy.
Create Curb Appeal
The winter is often the time people spend the least amount of time working in their yard. Make sure all the fall leaves are raked and flower beds are cleaned up. Adding some outdoor holiday decorations can also help brighten up the outside of your house.
Simplify Your Holidays
It is challenging to go overboard with the holidays when you are trying to sell a house. Suggest the family party be hosted by someone else this year. This will help you keep the house in order and give you more time to concentrate on selling the house.
Find a Great Real Estate Agent
Ask for recommendations for a reliable real estate agent. You will want to make sure you have an agent that won’t forget you during the holidays. A great agent will always make you a priority.