Tips for Selling Your Home in the New Year!

Many people think that selling a Louisville home after the holidays and during the Winter season is a bad idea.  Most people are not in the home buying mood, because they are thinking about the holidays.  Also, buyers will think that you are desperate and they may give you offers that are less than the list price.

However, there are some advantages to selling your home in the new year.  There will be less homes on the market, so there won't be as much competition.  Also, buyers will likely be in a better mood after the holidays, feeling more cheery and relaxed, which may result in them being more likely to make the decision to buy a home.  A home can have a really romantic and cozy feeling during the winter season, which could make a buyer fall in love with it.

When you are selling your home during the Winter season, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Choose a good real estate agent who will be able to communicate with you well and find the right buyers for your house.
  • Price the house realistically.  This time of year, it helps to be competitive.  You may even get buyers competing, which will push the price up as they bid against each other.
  • Make sure that you have all the paperwork in order, including an energy performance certificate, fittings and fixtures list and much more.
  • Give your home a little makeover, so that it gives a great first impression.  Touch up the paint, rearrange the furniture and remove clutter.
  • Giving a sense of airy lightness is important, especially in the winter.  Make sure that your windows let in plenty of natural light.
  • Be flexible.  You may need to be able to accommodate last minute viewings or viewings at strange times, so keep your schedule open.
  • Serve seasonal drinks and snacks at your open house, such as mulled wine, eggnog and cookies, to put your buyers in a good mood.
  • Have your moving company selected and ready to go in advance, in case there is the possibility of a quick sale.

These are just a few tips to keep in mind for selling your Louisville home in the winter.  

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