The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, but despite this stressful season, it does not mean you should avoid the real estate market. In fact, with a little work and the right agent, you can easily sell your Markham home. Here are a few tips when selling your home during the holidays.
1. Don’t Overdo the Décor
While you may have boxes of festive decorations, keep them tucked away. Too much décor can not only make your home appear cluttered and small, but it can also distract from many of the unique characteristics and the charm your home possesses. Be selective in the décor you do put up and even just a festive wreath on your front door or a beautiful centerpiece on the table is sufficient.
2. Keep the Home Bright
No matter the time of year, you want to create a bright and well-lit environment for potential buyers to walk through. During the holidays, the days are shorter so you cannot rely as heavily upon natural sunlight. Go through each room in your home and ensure all light fixtures have working light bulbs and the rooms are well-lit. You may want to bring in additional lighting to some rooms and during showings, turn on every light both inside and out of the home.
3. Keep All Pathways Clear of Snow and Ice
During the summer, you want to spend time outside, sprucing up your landscaping and adding pops of color to enhance the curb appeal of your home. During the winter, you also want to spend some time outside. Keep all sidewalks and pathways clear from ice or snow so potential buyers have an easier time looking at the property. Also, to keep your home inviting and welcoming during this cold and frigid time of year, ensure your front entryway is exquisite by adding a new welcome mat, painting the trim, and adding new hardware to the front door.
4. Work with a Real Estate Agent
There is already so much to do during this time of year that you do not need the added stress of selling a home on your own. Hire an agent who can help you accurately price your home, provide home staging advice, and attract potential buyers.
If you are considering selling your Markham home, contact real estate agent Martin MacFarlane. He can handle much of the stress that comes with selling your home so you can enjoy this wonderful time of year.