Sure! Here are a few tips to help you:
People Looking For Homes During The Holidays Are A Lot More Serious Buyers
Anyone house hunting during the holidays usually has a good reason for doing it. Work with your agent to target buyers on a deadline. This could include people relocating for jobs in your area, college students and staff, and military personnel, if you live near a military base like Shaw or Ft Jackson.
Curb Appeal Is Key
Now that fall is here the trees are losing their leaves. Maintaining the exterior of your home becomes even more important. Bare trees allows for a more exposed home, this means touch up the paint, clean the gutters, and spruce up the yard. Keep buyer’s safety in mind as well by making sure stairs and walkways are free of leaves, snow, and ice (for those in our more northern areas).
Give Perspective Buyers A Place To Escape From The Cold
Make your home feel cozy and inviting during showings by cranking up the heat, playing soft classical music or offering homemade holiday treats. When you encourage buyers to spend more time in your home, you also give them more time to admire its best features.
Hire A Reliable Real Estate Agent
This means someone who will work hard for you and won't disappear during Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's. Ask your friends and family if they can recommend a listing agent who will go above and beyond to get your home sold. This will ease your stress and give you more time to enjoy the season.
Selling your home in the winter is something that can be done. Don’t fret if your home doesn’t sell during the holidays, there’s always the new year (which is only days away).