By listing your home for sale this holiday season, you can be sure that those visiting you are seriously considering about making the purchase. To make sure that you are not turning away these willing buyers, consider the following tips.
- Create a Great First Impression
You make a sale long before the buyer enters your home. Whatever greets them at the curb plays a role in deciding whether they will buy your house or not. Considering that most of them will be visiting in the evenings, you don’t want them to trip. Ensure that all your pathways are well lit and well neat. Capture the festive feel by strategically placing pots of colorful flowers on the lawn.
- Moderation is the Key
A bit of a seasonal charm will make the potential buyers want to celebrate the new year in your home. Large decorations at the front lawn can be disruptive. Instead of a giant blow-up Santa, add sparkle by hanging a beautiful holiday wreath at the front door. Its colors should blend well with your house’s exterior and the festive season. You may also incorporate simple white lights.
- The Power of Scent
Take advantage of holiday scents. Light up scented candles or use natural essential oils such as clove Cinnamon and spice. You may also simmer cider. Pleasant holiday scents are inviting. They make the buyers want to stay longer. Some buyers are allergic to artificial sprays. Avoid them.
- Some Background Music
Something about holiday music is that it makes people want to make a purchase. That’s the reason areas of shopping plays them year after year. You too can capture the moment and cheer the buyer by playing a gentle, well-known music without words in the background. The music should be loud enough to hear but soft enough to make it pleasant and non-disruptive.
- Religious Decorations
Overly religious flourishes can alienate some buyers and should be kept at minimal. If possible, keep the decorations neutral.
- Appeal to Taste
Capture the holidays’ sharing spirit by treating your potential buyers like special guests. Invite them for snacks, a warm drink, or hot spiced apple cider. When you do it, you set yourself apart from others, while making the buyers stay longer, feel warm and welcome. The longer their stay, the more they will be interested.
- Be Available
The holidays can be full of unscheduled surprises. Make sure that you are available for opening doors to visitors. Keep in mind that most buyers will be visiting on the weekends and particularly in the evenings, so you’ll need to ensure that your plans are flexible. Remember, if you don’t show it, you won’t sell it.
Looking for more tips on selling your home? Give The Laura Castillo Group a call at 432-701-0506.