As an experienced estate agent, we understand homeowners’ unique challenges when selling their properties. While selling a home quickly might seem overwhelming, especially with Christmas fast approaching, careful planning and strategic steps will bolster your chances of closing the deal just in time for the Christmas season. So here are some handy tips to get your home ready and sold before Santa comes to town.
Price It Right
With Christmas around the corner, potential buyers tend to be more determined. Price your property competitively to attract these motivated movers. Consult with local independent Estate Agents and use online tools to estimate your property’s fair value. You might need to consider slightly lower than the market price to keep your deal attractive.
Stage Your Home
Remember, first impressions are everything. Take some time to stage your home effectively. Remove personal belongings to allow potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Decorate for the season subtly, focusing on neutral winter decorations rather than uber-festive themes. Not everyone celebrates Christmas, and we don’t all have the same taste. Remember, the key is to allow buyers to see your home as theirs.
Use High-Quality Photography
Clear and high-quality photos attract more potential buyers. They provide a first glimpse of your home, so ensure they are striking. Engage with an estate agent who uses a professional photographer.
Market Your Property
We use an integrated marketing approach to ensure your property reaches a broad audience. We list your property on major property portals, local marketing collaterals, and our social media channels. Ensure you work with an agent who consistently markets your property, revise their strategy and try new things if things are slow.
Be Available for Viewings
The more flexible and available you are for viewings, the more prospective buyers you’ll reach. Be accommodating and allow last-minute viewings when possible. We work seven days a week to accommodate our sellers and buyers, and if you want to sell your property timely, you need to be available.
Spruce Up Property Exterior
Give your property an appealing “curb appeal”. A well-maintained exterior could be the clincher to attract potential buyers. First impressions really do count!
Secure a Solicitor in Advance
To speed up the process, instruct a solicitor beforehand. They’ll prepare all necessary documents, so when you do accept an offer, things will move along swiftly.
Work with a Reputable Estate Agent
Knowledge matters in a fast-paced market. Working with an experienced, reputable agent gives you an edge over competitors. And, if you are in West Lothian, call us at Property Webb!
Remember: selling your property by Christmas is not an impossible task. By following these steps and working with a trusted estate agent, you can toast a successful sale this Christmas season. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance. We’re here for you every step of the way.