Selling your house during the holiday season? Don't worry— the holidays can be a wonderful time to sell your home!
To help you through, here is the TOP 10 LIST FOR SELLING YOUR HOUSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS:
1. GIVE THE BUYERS A TOUR AROUND YOUR HOUSE VIRTUALLY
Christmas tends to occur when the weather is cold, therefore creating a video tour around your house would make it easier for buyers to see all the features it offers. Photos don't show much!
2. HOST A HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
If an in-person open house isn't possible, why not try a virtual open house? We can do an advertised open house, or possibly a FaceTime, Skype or Zoom walk-through with buyers to alleviate the stress of personal showings.
3. OFFER HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS
Even serious buyers are trying to maintain their budget, so they still have enough to celebrate the season. But you don't have to do that by dropping your price. What about offering incentives like a home warranty, a closing cost credit, maybe some strata fees?
4. OFFER INCENTIVES
It can help to make a deal faster when you include necessities such as shelves, tables, and chairs, beds, or stainless steel kitchen appliances. Leaving the washer and dryer may also help it sell!
5. OFFER A SELLER CARRY-BACK
If possible, consider being the bank for the buyer. YOU loan them the money and YOU collect the payments. You not only get to sell your house fast, you may also get a better ROI on your money.
6. STAGE YOUR HOUSE BUT ... NOT TOO MUCH!
You can stage your house according to the holiday vibes or your target buyers. however, remember not to let your decor hide the main selling features of the house. You want buyers to be able to picture themselves in your house.
7. PRESENT SAFETY
In line with safety measurements, are there small problems in your house: faucets and showers, pipes, ceilings, roofs? If selling fast is your goal, then fixing these problems should be included in your to-do list. The house should be immaculate and move-in ready.
8. FIX SMALL PROBLEMS
In line with safety measurements, are there small problems in your house? If selling fast is your goal, then fixing these problems should be included in your to-do list. The house should be immaculate and move-in ready.
9. CREATE URGENCY
If you are offering incentives or including furniture such as the lawnmower, and other items to entice buyers, consider making those offers expire in a certain time frame. Just like a sale at your favorite store doesn't last forever, neither should your promotions.
10. ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE
Patience is a real virtue when selling your house during the holiday season. Although the showings may be few, being ready on short notice is always the best plan during any time of the year. Remember - holiday house hunters are serious buyers!
Click here to download a brochure of these 10 Tips for Selling Your House During the Holidays.