Is selling your home a good idea during the Holiday season - Tips from your local South Surrey Realtors
Blog by Bettina Reid | December 23rd, 2013
One of the many questions we get asked is whether or not it is a good idea to sell your home during the Holiday season?
I would argue that it is...People looking for homes during this time of year are usually the very serious, qualified buyers. They have either sold their home already or need to buy.
Selling during the Christmas season and having your home decorated can actually make your home more warm and inviting. Although, you have to be careful not to decorate as you normally would. Less is always more....Which we usually say when staging your home by asking you to pack away as much as possible and setting the stage to showcase your home well. The last thing we want is to clutter it up with more stuff. Minimizing the space instead of maximizing it. Try to choose tasteful decorations sparingly. Leave presents hidden away until just before Christmas if you can. Otherwise, only have out a few. Try not to have too many religious things out. The reason is that you want people to be able to envision themselves in your home, but to see it as their home. Removing these things and photos etc, also helps to protect your own privacy.
Another great reason to consider selling - a lot of people will take their home off the market or consider not putting it up on the market until the new year. But there are always buyers out there and when this happens the inventory shrinks giving Buyers much less to choose from. Which helps keep prices strong and helps get your home sold faster. This might not happen for everybody, but if you have a good proeprty that shows well and is priced well....then there should be no reason why you shouldn't take advantage of a slower holiday season.
We just listed a beautiful home in South Surrey and in only 4 days on the market we had an offer, much to the surprise of our skeptical clients. :) They kept asking if they should just wait until the new year and pleasantly surprised by the activity we have had so far with it being less than a week away from Christmas.