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How to Put Your Home on the Market During the Holidays

The holidays are full of hustle and bustle, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a wonderful holiday season and also get your home on the market! Whether you need to get your home sold quickly or you just want to capitalize on more serious buyers and fewer homes on the market, the holidays can be a smart time to put your home on the market. 

But because the holiday season is often full of events, merry-making, and general busyness, listing your home at this time of year requires a little more planning and some advice from your real estate agent. 

Here are the 3 top tips to help you put your home on the market during the holidays.

1. Focus on staging and curb appeal: Making sure your home shows off its best features and looks inviting will help you attract the right buyers. Spend time decluttering your home and removing your personal items to help the buyers better imagine themselves living in the space. Likewise, some time spent on making the outside of your home look welcoming, which is important in the colder winter months. Some subtle holiday decorations and scents can also help set a cozy mood for open houses and showings!

2. Price your home to sell: You always want to avoid overpricing your home, but it’s particularly important during the winter months where buyers are more serious and are ready to close on a house quickly. Overpricing your home will likely lead to decreased buyer interest and result in the listing being open on the market for a long time. This is a red flag for buyers, so work with your agent to price your home competitively and attract those buyers that are ready to close.

3. Work with the right agent! Lastly, working with a real estate agent you trust and can communicate well with will help make the selling process smooth and speedy. It’s worth taking the time to find an agent who really understands your goals and shares your vision. Plus, since the holidays are often a slower time for many agents, it’s a great time to work closely with an expert in the field and learn from a professional!

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