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Selling Your Home During The Holidays – Everything You Need To Know

Have you been thinking about listing your property during the Holidays? Sometimes, your circumstances dictate when you have to sell – perhaps you’re relocating in the New Year for a new job. Or you found your dream home and need to sell the current home you live in.

While the thought of selling your home during the winter months may dampen your holiday spirit, the season does have its advantages: holiday buyers tend to be more serious and competition is less fierce with fewer homes being actively marketed.

So, if you’re in the position of having to sell, here are some tips you should consider:

Hire a For Sale On Georgian Bay Agent

Using For Sale On Georgian Bay means your agent will work hard for you and won’t disappear during Christmas or New Year’s. We love listing homes during the holidays – it allows us to do some great marketing work that’s unlike any other time of the year. Having a good agent will ease your stress and give you more time to enjoy the season.

Deck the Halls, but Don’t Go Overboard

Homes often look their best during the holidays, but sellers should be careful not to overdo it on the decor. Adornments that are too large or too many can crowd your home and distract buyers. Also, avoid offending buyers by opting for general fall and winter decorations rather than items with religious themes.

We’ll Seek Out Motivated Buyers

Anyone house hunting during the holidays must have a good reason for doing so. Our agents will be using strategies to target buyers on a deadline, including people relocating for jobs in your area, investors on tax deadlines, and first time buyers. 

Price it to Sell

No matter what time of year, a home that’s priced well for the market will make buyers feel merry. Rather than gradually making small price reductions, we recommend our clients selling at this time to draw attention of serious buyers. There is no need to price at under-market value, but rather than starting high and making small reductions, price strategically and watch your home sell quickly.

Make Curb Appeal a Top Priority

When selling your home during the holidays, maintaining the exterior of your home becomes even more important. Bare trees equal a more exposed home, so touch up the paint, clean the gutters and spruce up the yard. Keep buyers’ safety in mind as well by making sure stairs and walkways are free of snow, ice and leaves.

Give House Hunters a Place to Escape from the Cold

Make your home feel cozy and inviting during showings by cranking up the heat, playing soft classical music and offering homemade holiday treats. When you encourage buyers to spend more time in your home, you also give them more time to admire its best features. 

Relax — the New Year is Just Around the Corner

The holidays are stressful enough with gifts to buy, dinners to prepare and relatives to entertain. So, don’t stress too much about selling your home during the holidays. With your For Sale On Georgian Bay agent in place and the right marketing strategies, you’ll be in good hands to ensure a quick sale at the right price for you.

If you want to learn more about how we can help you sell your home stress-free during the holidays or winter months, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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