As your kids are putting together Christmas lists to send to Santa, you should be putting together a list of to-do items so that your home is ready to list on the real estate market. Moving to a new home can be one of the best gifts that you can offer your family because you will create the perfect place where you can create memories together.
Some sellers mistakenly think that December is a bad time of year to list a property on the real estate market. But, there are many advantages to selling your home during the holiday season.
Why Sell Your Home in December?
People who are shopping for homes this month are serious about the deal. Most of the time, they are motivated to make it a fast, efficient process because they need to move for a job or other time-sensitive reason. Many people have jobs that need them in place in a new city by the first of the year. Listing now will give them time to travel, and then they can start arranging the move with their company during the corporate downtime during the holidays.
You will see that there are more serious buyers looking between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, you get more bang for your buck when you put in the effort to clean and straighten the house for a showing.
Plus, it is smart to list now before the neighbors (AKA your competition) list their properties in the new year. The inventory is low during the month, which means that buyers will be more motivated to offer on homes that are available.
To-Do List Before Selling a Home
If you are getting ready to sell, then don’t overlook these important items on your to-do list. It is easy to get distracted by everything that is going on during this time of year. But, these tasks will help so that you can sell your home quickly:
- Know the comparable properties that have recently sold, so that you are clear about the numbers to use for your listing.
- Take care of small repairs and renovations that have been neglected over the years.
- Declutter and get rid of the items that are overflowing in the storage and closet areas.
- Hang up holiday décor, but be careful so that it doesn’t crowd the rooms.
- Keep the property clean for unexpected showings.
Also, it is important that you always work with an experienced real estate team who can help with your listing. Having a good real estate agent means that you can rest assured to know that no details will be overlooked when you are trying to sell a home.
At DUFFY Realty, we know the best practices in the Atlanta real estate market. Contact us for more information about the ways that we can support your upcoming move: (678) 318-1700