Holiday Hints

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Legacy real estate CA BRE#00886348

Selling your home during the holidays is tricky for several reasons.  It’s not a popular home-buying time; homeowners often host out-of-town guests, which make it difficult to schedule showings; and agents and would-be buyers are busier than usual.  But it is possible to make a sale during the holidays.  Here are a few tips;


Keep decorations to a minimum.  No matter your religious affiliation, it’s best not to show it off to potential buyers, who may not share the same views.  If you have wrapped presents, consider putting them in a corner, away from view.  If you must deck the halls, give in to your decorating urges with more neutral wintry pieces.  Consider pinecones or snowflakes instead of garlands and colored lights.


Try not to plan open houses on or around Hanukah, Christmas or New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  When you do host an open house, make your home feel warm and inviting:  Consider placing cookies and holiday-neutral drinks, such as hot chocolate or apple cider, out on a table for guests to take.

Comments (2)

Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

great ideas about minimalizing the affiliations and beliefs just like we tell people not to keep too many personal pictures out, you want everyone to feel welcome and see themselves living there, not someone else

Dec 04, 2012 11:09 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I can decorate in 2 hours - mostly getting the boxes from our basement - otherwise house and garden flags work!

Dec 04, 2012 07:55 PM