Selling during the holiday season might seem tough. There’s already so much going on, and keeping your home looking perfect for showings while frantically packing feels like a nightmare.
Just relax and take a deep breath—it doesn’t have to be hard! We promise you’ll be able to enjoy festivities and sell your home for top dollar when you follow these four top tips.
Feel Free to Decorate, But Don’t Go Overboard
Let’s face it—we all love decorating for the holidays. Putting up the tree and dotting your home with fun touches is one of the best parts of the winter season, but be sure you don’t go too far. Don’t worry, though—selling during the holiday season doesn’t mean you have to tone down all of the cheer. In fact, most buyers will appreciate the added warmth from a few thoughtfully placed decorations.
If you do choose to dress up your space, keep things neutral. It’s okay to put up a tree, but be sure it doesn’t block any important features you’ll want to show off. Additionally, you might want to put out some holiday cookies or warm cider for some inviting aromas.
Concentrate on Curb Appeal
Winter can be a drab time, especially for your home’s curb appeal. Many of your plants might’ve faded during the fall, and dead leaves are practically everywhere. Curb appeal is one of the most important things when selling a home, since it’s the first impression you make on buyers.
Be sure your home looks its best by investing in some evergreen plants like azaleas and boxwoods. You’ll also want to rake any leaves and eliminate debris, especially if it recently snowed. Add some small decorations outside, such as a wreath, for a warm touch.
The holidays are stressful for everyone, including potential buyers and agents. When you’re trying to sell your home in November or December, it’s crucial to be flexible. Everyone is always going to be busy, and scheduling meetings and showings might not always be convenient.
If you have any free days, be sure to let your agent know. Coordinating schedules can make things less hectic, and your home will likely sell faster. The more showings you have, the more potential buyers are walking through your home.
Don’t Be Afraid to Re-list
There are many reasons why a home might not sell during the holiday season. If you don’t have to move right away and feel stressed by the process, it might be time to talk with your agent about re-listing your home in the new year.
Although this should be your last possible option, there are some benefits. Listing in January will free up some time during the holidays, and your home will gain plenty of attention when you put it on the market again. You can also use this break to get organized or do some staging. When in doubt, just remember that January is only a few weeks after all the chaos of Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s.
Ready to List Your Home During the Holidays?
Listing your home during the holidays doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you have the right real estate agent on your side.
If you’re thinking about selling, just call me, J.B. Peters! I have almost 2 decades of experience in the Broomfield market, and I’d be happy to help you navigate the selling process. Drop me a line—I’m excited to share my buying and selling expertise with you!