The holidays are never the easiest time to sell a house but sometimes you have to. Whether it's a job relocation, family status change, or some other reason, selling the house during the holidays is not the best time but it doesn't have to be the worst time either.
Here's a brief article of how to sell your home during the holiday season.
You have to price it right.
If you don't price the home to sell it's going to sit on the market far longer than you want to. The truth is, you may not get full price if you're selling during the holidays. Find a great deal and jump on it but you'll probably only going to get those people that have to buy during the holidays. If you want a wide range of buyers and create some buzz with your house so, it's best to price it competitively. Find a property that is similar to yours and price it lower than your closest competition.
Make your home show ready.
Regardless of the time of year, your home still needs to sparkle and shine. It needs to be clean, festive, warm, comforting, and inviting. Holiday decorations are perfectly fine as long as you don't go overboard or get cheesy or tacky with the decorations. Have someone holiday lighting, a fire crackling in the fireplace and festive decorations spread throughout the house in a neat and orderly fashion. Make sure the house is completely cleaned from top to bottom and problem areas are fixed, repaired or replaced if necessary.
This is one of the biggest things that you can do to get your home sold fast. Nobody likes to be uprooted in the middle of the holiday season but if you want your home sold, you have to be willing to show the home at a moments notice and leave the house when buyers come to see it. Selling during the holidays is actually a very unique time in that you may have a lot of out of state or out of city buyers that have come to visit family in the area. If you find your home and love it, you may have an offer before the end of the year. But, you have to be flexible and reasonable with these types of buyers
You have to keep your end goal in mind. The result you want is to sell the house and move on as quickly as possible. Keep that in mind, the house as clean as possible, make it sparkle and be more flexible than ever before. If you have more questions about selling during the holidays you need to get your homes staged and sold quickly contact my office today. Offices work throughout the Columbus Ohio area