Selling your home during the holidays can oftentimes present some challenges. At this time of year, both you and your potential buyers may have a calendar that is packed full of activities. But, this doesn’t mean that you still can’t attract an offer and get your property sold during the holiday season.
In order to help provide an incentive, as well as to get people in the holiday spirit, there are several strategies that can be used, such as:
- Staging the Setting – Just as with any other time of the year, the right staging for your home can be key when both accentuating your home’s space, and attracting good offers. In this case, it is important to be sure that prior to proceeding with any decorations, you have both cleaned and cleared out any possible clutter.
- Creating a Cozy Atmosphere – By including items such as a bowl of pine cones, a plate of fresh cookies, or a pot of cider, you can create a nice, cozy atmosphere with holiday scents.
- Not “Overdoing” It – While ensuring a proper amount of holiday cheer can be inviting, it is equally important to be sure that you don’t overdo it with the décor. For instance, go easy on an excessive amount of lights. Likewise, you may want to leave the large, inflatable snowman in the box this year. By just hitting some highlights, you can provide potential purchasers with the right amount of holiday cheer, while at the same time, allowing them to still see the yard and the interior space.
Because the holidays can be packed full of activity, it can often be a big stress relief to turn over the duties of selling your home to a real estate agent. That way, your agent can keep track of managing the showings and the paperwork, while you are freed up to concentrate on other things. If you’re considering selling your home in Bakersfield or the surrounding area, Contact Us.