Selling a home during November and December can be hard. Especially with the unpredictability that 2020 has made us all accustomed to, but here are some quick tips to sell your house this holiday season.
Deck the halls, but don’t go overboard.
Homes often look their best during the holidays, but sellers should be careful not to overdo it on the decor. Show some of the personality of the home during the season. You want people to consider what their holiday season would look like in this home. PRO TIP: don’t decorate for a particular religious holiday. Keep it general.
Seek out motivated buyers.
Anyone house hunting during the holidays must have a good reason for doing so. Their reason might motivate them to give you a better offer, close the deal faster, or maybe even a CASH OFFER!!! Pro Tip: if your house is a fixer-upper, go straight to a professional home buyer in your area, like Kentucky Sell Now. They don’t care what time of year it is, they will give you an offer so you can spend your holiday season in peace.
Price it to sell.
No matter what time of year, a home that’s priced low for the market will make buyers feel merry. Have an idea of what your house is truly worth. Keep in mind what might need to be fixed and what the house’s key selling points are.
Make curb appeal a top priority.
Fall and winter, especially in Kentucky, means there are leaves everywhere. Maintaining the exterior of your home during this time is key to selling your house. Bare trees equal a more exposed home, so touch up the paint, clean the gutters, and spruce up the yard. Keep buyers’ safety in mind as well by making sure stairs and walkways are free of snow, ice, and leaves. Don’t have time for all of that? That’s ok! Kentucky Sell Now buys houses in any condition regardless of exterior issues.
Give house hunters a place to escape from the cold.
Make your home feel cozy and inviting during showings by cranking up the heat, playing soft classical music, and offering homemade holiday treats!
Keep it Clean
Between Covid and the common illnesses that affect us all winter long, we all could use some hand sanitizer. Make sure to have disposable masks, hand sanitizer, and tissues for viewers. Make sure to keep all surfaces as clean as possible. You want people to be thinking about how amazing your house is, not worried about the cleanliness.
Relax — the new year is just around the corner.
The holidays are stressful enough with gifts to buy, dinners to prepare, and relatives to entertain. Take a moment to remind yourself that if you need to sell right now, Kentucky Sell Now is one phone call away and you can sell in a matter of days!