Are you ready to sell Georgetown TX area real estate? If you’re interested in putting your home on the market during this holiday season, here are some tips on things you should do to make your Georgetown real estate selling a success:
Georgetown TX Home Selling Information
One of the most important things you can do when selling a house is to present a pleasant first impression to prospective home buyers. Make your home as neutral as possible by staging properly. That means you need to take down family photos and store as many of your rarely used items or nick nacks as possible. The more a Georgetown neighborhood home buyer can picture their family in your home, the better. By clearing up space and taking down photos, you enable a potential buyer to begin envisioning how they would decorate and where they would hang their family photos.
Georgetown TX Real Estate Holiday Staging
Holidays can always be tricky when it comes to selling in the Georgetown TX real estate market. You still want to celebrate and put up decorations; however, you don’t want to turn off potential buyers. Here are some of my tried and true tips when it comes to your Georgetown TX property for sale during the Holidays:
1. Create a warm ambiance by capitalizing on the magic of the holiday season during showings. These kind of details will help make a buyer feel comfortable in your home:
- Hang a natural wreath on your front door
- Place a candle or two on the dining room table
- Turn on the fireplace
- If you have time, bake cookies (the ready to bake kind are great for last minute needs) and let the wonderful scent greet home buyers
2. Be flexible with a buyer’s schedule. During the holiday season you probably have a million and one things to do and places to go, but when a prospective buyer wants to tour your house or meet with you on a certain day, try your best to be accommodating. Remember that they are also busy during the Holidays and while other home sellers are cutting back showings during the holidays, you’ll have a steady traffic of potential buyers grateful to have a chance to tour your beautiful Georgetown real estate on their own schedule.
3. Use light to capture what makes your home great. Open window coverings, clean light fixtures, replace burnt out bulbs. Winter is dreary enough with its shorter days and lack of sunshine.
4. Help potential buyers feel comfortable and welcome in your home by using porch lights, Christmas lights, open curtains and any other light source you have to accent the fine details of your Georgetown neighborhood area property. Even leave all the lights on if a buyer will be coming to tour after sunset; don’t make a buyer wander from room to room in the dark looking for light switches.
Selling Georgetown Texas Neighborhood Real Estate Holiday DON’TS
These are some good rules of thumb for what to avoid doing if you have a Georgetown home for sale during the holidays:
1. Don’t go overboard when decorating your home for the holidays. Tacky Reindeer on the roof of your Georgetown real estate for sale, enough Christmas blinking Christmas lights to rival The Griswold’s, and Christmas music blaring from your home stereo system linked to a riveting light show are NOT going to help your home show well. Those types of things are only going to distract potential Georgetown TX home buyers from envisioning themselves in your home. You want to make sure that potential buyers are talking about where they would put their items in your home and not talking about you taste in decorating.
2. Don’t over-do seasonal home aromas either. Ah, who wouldn’t love the smell of peppermint mixed with pine and some ginger apple cookies during the holiday season, right? Believe it or not, there’s a good possibility one of the prospective buyers who come to tour your home won’t. The mixed aromas might be at best distracting and at worst, off-putting. While a light smell of cookies, cinnamon and pine can be attractive, don’t over do sprays and avoid a fragrance overload! In fact, the best approach would be to actually simmer a little cinnamon on the stove for a short bit before a house showing and leave it at that. The single scent will be noticeable, but light and more in line with home cooking rather than a spray.
3. Don’t cover every inch of your house in holiday decor. As much as you may love all the blow up, light up, singing, and sparkly decorations available, remember that your home, once on the market is not really your home, it is an investment you are trying to cash out. Remember that we want to clear out clutter, not add to it. Keep your decorations light, neutral, and simple. If you need help with staging your home, don’t hesitate to ask your expert Georgetown TX Realtor to help.
Put Your Georgetown Area Homes on the Market
If you’re considering selling your Georgetown real estate, make sure you take advantage of my Georgetown TX Selling tips, and read Georgetown TX community tips, information and advice. I’d also encourage you to request my comprehensive Georgetown TX real estate selling guide.
Until next time,