Tips for selling your home during the holiday season
The holidays alone give you plenty to think about, but if you’re also trying to sell your home, the obligations tied to it become another thing on top of your pile. You need to sell your home and you need to do it fast.
The tips included here can help.
Be mindful of your decorating. If you’re trying to sell your home, keep your holiday decorating to a minimum. Remember that not every prospective buyer may celebrate the same holidays you do and you certainly don’t want them to feel alienated. In addition, large amounts of decorations can leave your house feeling cluttered. You want buyers to see your home, not the clutter you’ve added to it.
Hire the right real estate agent. This tip is applicable at any time of year but it’s especially important during the holidays. A REALTOR® that will be absent during the peak of the season isn’t going to be able to help you very much. Inquire about their availability during the holidays before choosing an agent to see if it coincides with your goals.
Priced right. Proper pricing can make all the difference in selling your home quickly. You don’t want to give it away, of course, but the holidays are no time to haggle needlessly. Work with your REALTOR® to find the right pricing for your home, and when the right deal comes through, accept it and move on to enjoying your holidays
The best advice for hosting holiday guests
They’ll be here before you know it. Your holiday guests are on their way, and while the magic of the holidays is bringing them to your home, it’s your hospitality and preplanning that will keep the trip a positive one.
To help you make the most of your guests’ visit, apply these tips.
Make room. Accommodating your guests is about more than just fixing up the guest bedroom. Smaller adjustments like adding chairs to sitting areas, clearing space in the fridge or even freeing up a coat hook or two can help your guests feel more welcome and reduce clutter concerns.
Make your home age appropriate. If your guests are bringing small children, it’s good to plan for the little ones ahead of time. Encourage your guests to bring toys for their children and take the time to remove your valuables and breakables from areas where little hands can reach. It will all help to prevent accidents later.
Personalize the stay. Little niceties can help your guests feel more welcome in your home. Set out personal towels and showering accessories for them. Make sure the television in their room works and even plan events for their stay that they will be excited to attend.
Unique white elephant gifts for this year
Want your white elephant gift to stand out from the crowd? Here are our suggestions.
- Sipski Shower Wine Glass Holders: Both practical and funny, using this shower wine glass holder is an easy way to relax after a long day.
- Bloss Q-tip Holder: It will look super cute on top of a vanity.
- Homesick Scented Candle: Scent, BOOKS- Who doesn't love the smell of new books?
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