Sometimes, realtors hear from sellers that they're worried about listing their home on the market during the holiday season. They often have concerns that there won't be prospective buyers during November and December. While some may put their search on a pause during the holiday season, but it isn't for many. It's still a great time to sell your home, especially now with the effects of COVID; people aren't following traditional trends. People are changing jobs and moving quite frequently since we've started our new normal. Homes in Bergen County are in high demand because it's such an attractive place to live. Let's look at things to consider when selling your home during the holiday season.
If Your Home is Already on the Market
So your home is already on the market in October and hasn't been sold yet, you could get wary of the holiday season. Things have changed, though; our lives are vastly different. People are making significant life changes all the time now with less to plan around. With virtual tours and better technology than ever before, potential buyers can see your home without leaving their couch. For many of us, this won't be the typical holiday season; people have more time to continue their home search with much of our lives being brought online.
Preparing to Sell
Now that we know that it's a good time to sell, you've got to make sure that your home is totally prepared. Potential buyers could drive by at any time, and a well-maintained property could make a huge difference! The early stages of the home selling process will be online, but they'll be checking out your home in person (safely of course) eventually, and you want to be ready.
Keep the House Warm
You may not personally love the heat cranked up in your home and like to keep your energy bills low. Think from the buyer's perspective, though; they want to enter a home that creates a welcoming experience. You want the home to feel like a home for buyers. You don't need to keep the heat pumping all of the time, but you want to show that the system works well, which will impress.
Take Care of Maintenance
Chilly weather can be tough on a home. It can weaken the exterior and even help make your home appear dirty. The first impression that folks get of your home is essential, not only in the summer when you have green grass to show off. You want your home to appear at its best. Some issues like ice dams can be indicative of larger problems; make sure that your home is standing up to the elements. Curb appeal still matters during the holiday season. Consider some simple, tasteful decorations to spruce up the outdoor space even more.
If you're ready to get your home on the market this holiday season, reach out to Bergen Realty Team today to get started. You can reach us at 201-281-5594