If you’re working with a Naples realtor to sell your home, you may be surprised to learn that the holidays are a great time to attract homebuyers.
Remember- house hunters enjoy the idea of being able to imagine themselves celebrating the year-end holidays in their new home, so the more you can play up that aspect during the final days of 2018, the better.
Keep your online listing polished
One of the most important things you can do to attract homebuyers toward the end of the year involves making sure your listing is up-to-date. A growing number of house hunters vet listings before they contact their agent to set up a showing, which means you’ll want to make sure you home looks as presentable as possible online.
White twinkle lights are an excellent addition to fireplaces; if you have festive table dressings for your dining room table, be sure to put those out. These types of accents can help buyers visualize how they might decorate once they’ve moved in.
If you’re among the lucky homeowners that has a spacious dining room, decorate the table as if you’re planning to entertain that same day. Some real estate agents suggest purchasing holiday-themed plates, placemats and other types of currently-trending accents.
But don’t overdo it
Having a well-decorated home is one thing but having a home that’s too decked out isn’t going to do you any favors. If you’re someone who likes to hang lights outside, that’s fine, but you don’t want your home to resemble the one from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
If your home is overdone, it could distract buyers. It’s also worth noting that too many adornments can make spaces (like living room, kitchens and dining rooms) feel small and cluttered.
Speaking of clutter
It can be hard to keep your home clean and clutter-free during the holidays, but you need to be prepared for possible last-minute and/or short-notice showings. You’ll want to make sure that things like boxes, wrapping paper and other types of items are cleaned up and put away after you’re done using them.
You’ll also want to be as flexible as possible with showings, because this will increase the chances of a sale.
If you’re thinking of listing your home this December, we can help. Call Go Home to Naples today at 914-980-9739 to speak with a Naples FL realtor.