Traditionally, Realtor's have espoused the belief that the season between Thanksgiving and New Year is not the most wonderful time of the year for those eager to sell their homes. I would like to challenge this idea. While this time of year remains one of the slowest for real estate, modern technology has made shopping for a home more of a year-round process than it was in the past. Today's buyers can continue their home searches in the midst of holiday festivities with the help of the internet and mobile apps, like what I offer here at www.CelesteHuss.com.
It is a seller's market here in the Logan, Utah area and buyers have a lot of competition when it comes to buying a home. Furthermore, buyers who are taking time off from their holiday activities to search for a home are more likely to be serious about moving as soon as possible. Therefore the showings that your home receives may be more likely to yield an offer.
If you are facing a holiday season with your home on the market, heed these tips to help you secure a sale without sacrificing the festive spirit:
- Decorations should accent – but not overwhelm your property
While displaying some holiday cheer will appeal to buyers and help them envision themselves celebrating future holidays in the home,
excessive decorations are distracting. Remember that your home is the centerpiece, so any decorations should merely complement the
property rather than dominate buyers’ focus. When it is time to show your property, consider putting away pieces that are overtly religious,
as they may cause buyers of other faiths to feel uncomfortable.
- Keep the interior charming and bright
The holiday season is a rich sensory experience, full of sights, sounds, and smells that induce feelings of comfort and nostalgia. Keep the
temperature inside your home warm enough that visitors will be comfortable, open the blinds, and turn on plenty of lights to counteract the
season’s dark and chilly days. Consider placing a few flameless candles around your home in order to foster a cozy vibe and baking cookies
in advance of a showing so that an inviting aroma lingers.
- Stay on top of yard maintenance
In most areas, the late fall and winter months present specific obstacles to maintaining a home’s curb appeal. It is critical to clean up fallen
leaves and ensure that driveways and walkways are free of ice and snow.
- Showcase how your home looks in other seasons
When the winter skies are gray and the leaves have fallen from the trees, buyers will be curious to see how your home looks at more vibrant
times of year. Provide photos from all seasons in your listing materials or in a photo album or slideshow that you have available when buyers
come to view the property.
Are you a home buyer or seller here in Logan or the Cache Valley area? Just give me a call at 435-994-9551 or send a request from the home page and I will get back with you right away. Its that simple. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to working with you soon.