Selling a home during the holidays

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2017 | residential real estate

Florida homeowners may think selling their home during the holidays may be difficult. However, there are certain things they can do to give themselves the best chances at selling their home before the arrival of the new year.

When it comes to holiday decorating for a home that is for sale, it is best to do as little as possible. Affection for holiday decorations is not universal and seeing decorations that are not well kept or that have excessive religious overtones can deter buyers. Decorations for the inside and outside of the home should be simple and easy to care for.

Making sure the home and surrounding property is clean is another important step that should not be overlooked. The home should be free of debris, snow and mud and should be thoroughly vacuumed often. It is also necessary to keep the yard as orderly as possible.

Setting the right price is an aspect of selling a home to which sellers should give significant thought. Because buyers may be motivated during this time of the year, it may not be wise to be overly ambitious with pricing. Home sellers should look at the prices of similar homes in the area and speak with a real estate agent about ideal prices.

During the holidays, it may be inconvenient to make the home available to be seen by prospective buyers, but home sellers should make accessibility a priority if they want their home to be sold. Arrangements can be made with a real estate agent regarding what times are best for accommodating possible buyers.

An attorney who practices real estate law may assist homeowners with selling their home. Drafting and review contract terms, assisting with real estate closings and resolving title issues may be some of the services provided.