Do you want to sell your house in Miami? Are you concerned because the holiday season is coming up and you’re not so sure it’s the best time to sell?
Don’t be! Our tops tips for selling your home during the holidays can help!
The Holidays Can Be An Excellent Time To Sell!
With fewer homes on the market, your house will stand out to potential buyers. Homeowners looking to move this time of year will usually have a pressing reason why – meaning most buyers you come across will be ready to purchase ASAP!
Think: Warm, Inviting & Homey
Regardless of your holiday preference, everyone loves to feel a warm, cozy atmosphere when they enter a family home. The holiday season is a great excuse to offer seasonal snacks, cookies, and biscotti during an open house.
Offer espresso, hot cocoa, or apple cider. If you have a fireplace, show it off. If the weather is still a little warm, use an electric fireplace, with the heat setting turned off.
Seasonal scents are another great way to create the atmosphere you’re looking for. Gingerbread, pine, and freshly baked bread can all make people feel right at home – just don’t burn them all at the same time! The goal is warm and cozy not intense and overpowering.
Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional to decorate your house is an actual option and worth considering if you want to attract attention from lots of buyers. Look for a professional home stager or interior designer who can help transform your typical “well-lived-in” home into an eye-catching straight out of a movie set home. A professional will be unbiased and rearrange your home to suit a wide audience not just your quirky style.
Working with a designer, in most cases, will require you to purchase decor outright. However, there are staging companies that can bring chic pieces right to your door. You will have to return these items after the showing.
Don’t Put Out Every Decoration You Own
Even the most beautiful holiday decorations can appear cluttered and over the top if not used sparingly. Most families have mismatched boxes of ornaments either collected over time or homemade. Although your personal collection of seasonal trinkets will make you feel nostalgic and festive, this is not the case for potential buyers.
If you’re selling your house during the holiday season, show some restraint. Your cute but kinda broken Rudolph can stay in his box this year.
Plus, personalized, family-orientated decor can make prospective buyers feel as if they’re intruding on your space. During a showing, put away stockings with names and decorations made by the kids (don’t panic! you can put them back after).
Don’t Forget Curb Appeal
Driving up to your property, your front yard is the first thing people will see when they view your home. Simple but tasteful decor can really help make people feel welcome. Don’t go overboard! A few seasonal items will be enough.
Another wonderful addition is lighting. Beautiful lights can really transform an evening viewing. Keep pace with your neighbors – unless they’re aiming to be visible from space. You don’t want to light up the whole neighborhood, but you also don’t want to be the only dark house on the street either.
Seek Out The Right People
Take a moment to really consider who might be moving during the holiday season.
- Families might be moving during Chrismas break.
- Investors might be looking for a few more properties to purchase before the year ends.
- Students and staff might also choose year-end to relocate.
The trick here is to make sure your home is advertised where your target buyers will see it. Advertise near a school, put posters up in the greengrocers, showcase your listing in a local business journal, or place an ad in a University newspaper.
Stay optimistic and exploit some “out of the box” techniques to find your ideal buyer!