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Selling a Home During the Holidays

Holiday Decorations
Holiday decor can be hard for buyers to overlook, they may not celebrate the same holiday as you. If you end up selling your home during the winter and holiday season, keep decorating to a minimum. You can hang a cheerful wreath and display a colorful potted poinsettia, but avoid a Christmas tree if it will make the room feel crowded. Also, do not display wrapped presents. While exterior lights are probably okay, keep it simple.

Showing
In Greenville, if the home is on the market, it must be showable. You can decline on a few days like Christmas or thanksgiving. But, the holiday season can be turbulent as most are focused on family. It’s an excellent time to be on the market because families have time to look and plan on making a home purchase. It’s not a good time because you have to keep your home clean and ready to show. Not an easy thing when everyone is flying in for a week. When the autumn rolls around and the trees start to lose their leaves, maintaining the exterior of your home becomes even more important. Make your home feel cozy and welcoming during showings by cranking up the heat, playing soft classical music, and serving homemade holiday treats. When you encourage potential buyers to spend more time in your house, you also give them more time to admire its best features.

Use High-Quality Marketing
When the weather outside is frightful, homebuyers are likely to start their home hunt from the comfort of their homes by browsing listings on the Internet. Make a good first impression by offering lots of flattering, high-quality photos of your home. If possible, have a summer photo of your home available so buyers can see how it looks all year round. You’ll get less foot traffic during the holiday’s thanks to inclement weather and vacation plans. But shooting a video tour and posting it on the Web will attract house hunters and families planning to buy.

The best buyers
Any house-hunter looking to do so during the holidays must be doing so for a reason. Work with your agent to target buyers on a deadline, including people relocating for jobs in your area, investors on tax deadlines, college students, and staff.

Relax and enjoy the holidays.
Your realtor has everything under control.
The holidays are stressful enough with gifts to buy, dinners to prepare, and relatives to entertain.


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