As a Home Seller or the Realtor listing a house, Holidays are generally considered “slower” or “not the best listing time”. But selling a house over the Holidays can be done if you put some of the below tips to work for you, to drive in more potential Buyers to your listing(s).
After almost 29 years working as a Real Estate Agent in Sonoma County, I have had many a listing that was on the market over the Holidays. Instead of becoming depressed as “nobody would be looking”, I decided to start finding ways to attract interested home buyers.
The below tips are ones I religiously did and one for one got my listing(s) sold – even during the Holidays!
Home Seller and Agent tips of how you can drive in more Buyers to your listings over the holidays:
#1. Simple staging with Christmas colors and items such as putting out scented candles, Holiday towels in the bathrooms, Holiday kitchen hand towels, a wreath on the entrance, etc.
#2. Have CMAs (Comparative Market Analysis) printed out and displayed at the listing, showing the value of the home.
#3. Have loan analysis’s at the listing for Buyers’ use. Many local Lenders are willing to give you loan scenarios for your listing purchase price, especially if they get to put their name and contact info on it.
#4. Have a welcoming curb appeal as much as possible. One should at least have the lawn mowed and landscaping clean.
#5. Post open houses and homes for sale on Craigslist. This is free and you would be surprised how many people search Craigslist!
#6. Post an ad in the local newspaper (such as Press Democrat for a Santa Rosa home sale). These are quite inexpensive and can be quite efficacious in letting a possible Home Buyer know about your real estate sale.
#6. When you do have an open house, posting your open house signs at main intersections and not just around the house itself.
I wish you a Happy Holiday season and hope these tips help you sell your house or listing faster!
California Realtor® and Co-Owner at family owned and operated Sun Pacific Mortgage & Real Estate, a Hard Money Broker serving California since 1988! www.Sunpacmortgage.com
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