Selling a house during the Holiday Season presents unique challenges. These holiday house selling tips help overcome the challenges and get it sold.

Selling a house during the Holiday season is tricky, but not impossible. It’s the time of year when potential home buyers are focused on all things Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years, not buying a new home. The few house hunters that are in the market to buy a new home during the Holiday Season have the market in their favor, but you can tip the odds back in your favor and get the house sold during the season with these house selling tips.

Minimize Decorations
new_jersey_real_estate_holiday_saleHome buyers want to see the home, inside and out, not an overload of decorations. Minimize the decor to make the house look as big as possible. Scale down to a small Christmas tree and a few neutral decorations. Remember that fragrance also plays a big part in making a house feels like a home, a seasonal fragrance, such as cinnamon or spruce, will entice buyers while still adding to the cheer for the family trying to sell the home.

Make the House Appealing From the Curbnew_jersey_real_estate_holiday_sale
The exterior front of the house is the first thing potential home buyers will see, and they will form an opinion on the spot. Giving a house curb appeal in the dead of winter during the Holiday season is not as easy as it is during warm weather, but it is doable.

Rake the fallen leaves, shovel the snow from the walkways and remove all unnecessary pieces of furniture from the front porch. Remove dead flowers from outdoor containers and replacethem with small evergreen shrubs and plants. Prune and shape overgrown shrubs located in the front of the house.

new_jersey_real_estate_holiday_saleAfter the leaves have fallen from trees in the front yard, the house’s paint or siding is more visible from the curb. Make any exterior repairs and touch up exterior paint if needed.

Market the House and Price it to Sell
The Internet is the home seller’s friend. Market the house online by uploading a virtual video tour of the house and post pictures of the home taken during spring and summer so potential home buyers can see what the landscaping looks like during warm weather.  Patrick Parker Realty will manage all of your Online Marketing efforts as well as ensure all of your photos and videos present your property in the most positive light.

When the need arises to sell a house during the Holiday season, there is no time for price haggling. Research what comparable homes have sold for in the immediate area to discover the fair market value of the house.  Then discuss with your Agent possibly pricing your house for less.  It may move faster.  Patrick Parker Realty can help price your home right the first time so it spends the least amount of time on the market.

Whether attempting to sell the house on your own (FSBO) or using the services of a reputable real estate agent, employ these tips to get the house sold during the Holiday season – minimize Christmas decorations, add curb appeal, research neighborhood comparables, price the house to sell and use online venues to market the house.

We can help you sell your home during the holidays!

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