Selling your home during the winter might seem a little jarring, but in the year of a global pandemic, it might actually be a great idea. Typically, most home sales take place during the spring and early summer months, however, this year people are appearing to be more interested in buying homes before the start of the new year.
So, what can you do to ensure your home becomes more appealing to potential buyers in a season where traditionally, buyers are less interested? Let’s take a look at some home-selling tips for this winter.
1. Don’t Go Overboard
Homes often look their best during the holidays with the lights, garland, and lawn decorations, but when selling a home, it’s important to not go overboard with the holiday décor. Remember, potential home buyers are interested in the home, not necessarily the decorations. Instead, try decorating your home to complement its surroundings rather than crowding it.
2. Price It To Sell
No matter what season of the year it is, a home that’s priced sensibly will always entice buyers. Rather than over-pricing your home or attempting to give price reductions little by little, start strong from the get-go. This way there’ll be more of a probability of attracting serious buyers than potential buyers.
3. Take High Quality Real Estate Pictures
The cold weather often forces potential buyers to first start their home search from the comfort of their homes. Be sure to have great looking pictures of your property to have a great first impression and show buyers exactly what they would be looking at if they were physically present.
4. Help Potential Buyers Feel at Home
Making your home feel warm and cozy can not only make it seem inviting to potential buyers, but it can also help them appreciate the home features even more. When showing your home, try to play some classical music, offer hot chocolate, and handmade holiday treats.
5. Hire a Reliable Real Estate Agent
Through any other season, one can always count on real estate agents for help and advice, however, during these holiday winter months it’s important to find someone who won’t disappear during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s. Before hiring a real estate agent, be sure to ask any family or friends of potential listing agents they can recommend to assist throughout the home-selling process.
This winter if you’re looking to sell you home, be sure to know how you can make the process easier for you and your family. Looking for top real estate agents in your community? Give us a call! No matter the season, our agents are always ready to help ensure you are getting the best investment back from your property.