Selling your home during the holidays is not always ideal, but it does have its advantages. Our expert tips will make sure potential buyers get the warm & fuzzy holiday “feels” while checking out your home, and get YOU jingling all the way to your new home very soon.
Here are our best tips to sell your home during the holidays:
- Work with us!
Typically when Buyers are looking for homes for sale in Parkland County during the holidays, they’re serious, and need to move. We understand that scheduling showings during this time can be a challenge – between holiday parties, Christmas concerts, and visiting family from out of town, your home may be in less than “showing-ready” condition. Given the spirit of the season, this may be your best shot at selling. Work with us – and we’ll do our best to accommodate showings around your holiday schedule.
- Price your home right, the first time.
Our current Parkland County real estate market isn’t doing anyone any favours, so pricing your home is key to ensuring successful showings and serious offers. Be realistic with market expectations, and don’t make the mistake so many other Sellers do by thinking they can wait until Spring before pricing their home more aggressively. Now’s the time! And with any luck, we’ll get your home sold and your family moved into your new home for the New Year.
- Make your home stand out.
The holidays are a busy time. Plus, you have to convince potential buyers to leave their cozy homes and brave Parkland County’s winter weather to search for their new home. Fret not though, it can be done! With our professional real estate help, we’ll attract buyers with high-quality photos, professional video, and a detailed list of your home’s very best features. Tasteful Christmas décor, freshly baked cookies, the crackling of a fireplace, and festive holiday tunes playing in the background can make all the difference to potential buyers in choosing your home this holiday season.
- Curb appeal still matters in winter.
The holiday season in Parkland County is full of giving, joy and…SNOW! When trying to sell your home in the winter, remember to be diligent about clearing off your driveway, sidewalks, exterior deck(s), &/or patio(s) of snow. Not only will it help potential buyers create a visual of what to expect once the snow clears in the spring, it’ll also help make your home more inviting, and keep the Realtors & the Buyers’ boots/shoes free of snow & ice (let’s face it – nobody likes getting snow in their shoes).
For added safety, don’t forget to spray ice melt down to avoid slippery falls, and keep cords from Christmas lights & other decorations out of the way to avoid tripping hazards.
- Create a warm, cozy home.
Hot cocoa, freshly baked cookies, & pine trees…these are some of the aromas of the holiday season. As buyers walk into your home, a hint of these fragrances can do wonders in creating an inviting environment, and making them fall in love with your home. If you have a gas fireplace, go ahead and turn it on. Light up the Christmas tree. Play holiday music. And set out hot chocolate and cookies with a little note saying “please help yourselves” for your showing guests. You may be surprised at the response you receive.
If you find yourself in the situation of having to sell your home during the holidays, don’t worry! As always, we’re here to help whenever you’re ready, feel free to contact us anytime.