Putting your home on the market during the holiday season might seem stressful and frustration in theory. If you haven't read already, December is a great time to sell because there are few homes on the market and buyers are serious for the new year. Here are a few tips to make it through the holidays while you consider selling.
Hire A Real Estate Agent
It seems cliche, yes; but employing a professional will allow you to unload the worries that come along with selling a home. Your real estate agent will burden the pressure — and work — of finding the perfect buyer for your home. Real estate agents also have access to the MLS system where they can provide you more exposure for your home. This will free up your time to enjoy the season with your family.
Create A Cozy Retreat
Use low lighting, build a fire, and turn up the thermostat to create a snug environment that buyers and your family will enjoy. You’ll make potential buyers want to linger in your inviting home. And, you’re family will have fond, homely memories of their last holiday season in this house.
Don't Worry About the Kids
The kids will enjoy the holidays no matter what may be happening behind the scenes. From auction.com, "The school calendar doesn’t matter to as many households as in the past. Figures from the Census Bureau show that between 1970 and 2012, the share of households that were made up of married couples with children under 18 fell from 40% to 20%. Overall, the government says that 77.8 million U.S. households include no children under 18.
These figures tell us that tens of millions of potential buyers are perfectly able to move at any of the year without school schedule worries."
Loosen Up & Relax
Keeping up with cleaning throughout the year is exhausting enough. Give yourself a breather and remember you're with your family and it's okay if the sink piles up for a day.
If you don’t end up selling your home this December, then there’s always next year — which is fortunately only a few days away. Plus we have tips for selling in the new year that too!
Don’t let the holiday rush intimidate you when it comes to selling your home. By getting your kids involved, you’ll sell your house and make lasting memories of the final festive season in that home.