Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holiday’s

The holidays have come to the Augusta real estate market.   It’s time to deck the halls in your home!  But what if you’re trying to sell your home this holiday season?  What should you do or not do to help get your real estate sold fast and keep some holiday cheer?

  1. Keep it Simple – As with other times of the year when you sell a house, don’t go overboard.  You can put up some holiday decorations, but don’t have any that are distracting, block good features of the home, or make the house look smaller (like a tree that’s too large for the room).
  2. Hire a reliable agent – Make sure your agent is willing to put in the leg work, and isn’t going to take a long holiday break during this season. (DeFoor Realty’s here for you all holiday season long!)
  3. Price it Right – We say this all the time, but pricing your home at the right price when it first comes on the market, is essential. When your home is fresh on the market, it has certain advantages, and having the right price will help it sell faster.
  4. Create a Cozy Vibe – An evergreen wreath, smells of cookies or hot cider on the stove.
  5. Accentuate the Positive – use those holiday decorations to your advantage. If you’ve got a beautiful arched doorway, dangle some mistletoe from it.  It’ll help draw people’s attention.
  6. Keep in Neutral, in more ways than one – Overly religious decorations could be off-putting to some buyers. Also, try to have your holiday décor coordinate with the current décor of your home.
  7. Take Great Photos – Photos can be even more important this time of year. People are going to do more of their searching online, rather than having to go out in the cold.
  8. Make a Virtual Tour or Video – This goes with number seven. Make it as easy as possible for people to view your home from the comfort of their computer.  This can help get it seen more, and also narrow down your in-house traffic to more serious buyers.

We should also note that people who are looking to buy a home during the holiday season are typically more motivated buyers.  They may be relocating for jobs, investors on a tax deadline, or military personnel.  We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season!

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