Have last-minute showings planned before the first of the year? Buyers at the holidays are often highly motivated with a pressing reason to buy, so if your home is scheduled for showings, keep it in top form to bring in the best offers.
- Keep holiday décor to a minimum. No matter what you’re celebrating this holiday season, your treasured decorations can distract buyers and even make your home feel smaller than it is. Cut your decorations by half, at least, and keep the remainder in storage until next year.
- Make the kitchen smell sweet. The smell of baking cookies or a cinnamon-scented candle will welcome buyers and immediately make them feel more at home.
- Use seasonal greenery. Even if you don’t have a Christmas tree, a fresh wreath on the front door and a poinsettia plant or two will scream “Holiday!” without being overwhelming and taking up too much space.
- Clear the front entryway. Our Northern friends should keep entryways and sidewalks clear of snow and ice, giving easy access. Here in the Southeast, it’s leaves and other debris blown in by the wind that we continue to battle this time of year. Quickly sweep it all away shortly before you know buyers will be arriving.
Buyers and sellers alike are highly motivated at the holidays. With just a few simple steps, your home could be the one with the “SOLD” sign in the yard before the end of the year.
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