Tips for selling your home over the holidays

Selling during the holiday season is one of those ‘grey’ areas. Some people think it is beneficial as it lets buyers know that you are a serious and motivated seller. Others think it is a waste of time and resources, as fewer buyers are active during the holidays. If you do choose to keep your home on the market, use a few of the below tips to increase your success.

  • Buyers are aware that you may have some holiday decorations, but try to keep these to a minimum in order not to overwhelm potential buyers
  • Keep your home tidy, clean and use tasteful décor to attract the maximum number of buyers
  • Keep holiday lighting to a minimum, try not to do an overwhelming lighting display. Consider using small, white lights as opposed to large, multi-coloured lighting.
  • Add a cozy winter touch to your home. Keep the home warm and light candles and the fireplace to invoke a cozy feel.
  • Clear snow and ice always. Be sure to have a clear pathway to the home and have the driveway tidy and free of danger
  • Clear clutter and unfortunately that does mean some of the Christmas presents and decorations. Remember clutter makes a home feel smaller, so try and free up as much space as possible.

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Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien

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CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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