go overboard on holiday decorations. Large decorations can make your home
seem smaller and they can distract buyers. If you choose to decorate, opt for
fewer and smaller items with a general winter theme.
a reliable real estate agent.Ask family
and friends to recommend a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) REALTOR® who
willwork hard for you and be
available during the holidays.
motivated buyers. Any person shopping for a home during the holidays must
be highly motivated. Target buyers who need to move soon, such as people
relocating for jobs, college students and university staff on break, and
investors on tax deadlines.
the property to sell. No matter what time of year it is, a home
that’s priced appropriately for the market will attract buyers.
attention to curb appeal. Maintaining your home’s exterior is just as
important in the winter as it is during any other season. Touch up the paint,
clean the gutters and spruce up the yard. Also keep buyers’ safety in mind by
keeping stairs and walkways clear of snow, ice or leaves.
high-quality photos and/or a video tour to market your home on the Web. Homebuyers
are likely to start their home search on the Internet, so these tools can help
buyers who may not have time to visit your home in person.
your home cozy and inviting. When showing your home, crank up the heat,
play soft music and offer homemade holiday treats. It will encourage buyers to
spend more time in the home, which gives them a chance to admire its best