10 December 2019
SHOULD you be putting your house on the market over Christmas and New Year?
Apart from being an excellent excuse to avoid hosting the all-in family gathering (you’ll have far too much on your plate) … consider this: Boxing Day is the busiest for browsers of real estate websites.
Just think of those potential buyers … stuck in that comfy chair …. still nursing a food coma … possibly sizing up your abode as the ideal place to recover next Christmas.
So if you think the holidays are a bad time to list, think again. Potential buyers haven’t all left town for the summer and for some there’s added end-of-year incentive … people who want to be in their new home by the time school starts … and those with work or military transfers who want to get sorted as soon as possible as well.
Apart from public holidays … when Irusia likes developing, and then recovering from, a food coma as much as the next festive person … she will most certainly have her sensible shoes at the ready … for those serious buyers who will have more time to inspect your property.
It is a relaxed, happy time of the year when you can show your home off at its best but if it is a hot day, make sure the house is cool for open inspections… at least leave the air con on until just before time. If you have a pool, make sure it is looking perfect … and forget about dazzling with the best Christmas lights in the ‘hood (it will be hectic enough anyway).
If you’re serious about selling you should have done a serious declutter by now … don’t go changing that up with Christmas bling overload.
There’s no problem at all with a little Christmas spirit, just keep it stylish and impersonal … definitely just a few presents under the tree. People want to imagine how they will celebrate Christmas there … not be transplanted into yours.
If you are keen to get your house sold … and want house hunters to find a highly qualified, dedicated agent under your oh so tasteful tree … contact Irusia now. She’ll have you listed and ready for sale faster than you can say New Year’s Resolution!