5 Tips for Selling Your House During the Holidays

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cam Realty and Property Management

5 Tips for Selling Your House During the Holidays

If you have any doubts about whether you should list your house for sale during the holidays or not, I would say, if you are ready to sell your house, then, you should list it. The thought of getting your house ready to put on the market with all the other activities you may have may be stressful but it won't be as bad as you might think, on the contrary, why not list during the holidays?
Once you made the decision to list your house during the holidays, you must plan and execute. 

1- Hire a local REALTOR® you like and trust. Be sure to ask if they will be around during the holidays and actually answer their phones. Your agent must be willing to get to work for you and do everything within her/his power to get your house sold. Since you will be hiring an agent whom you like and trust, you should listen and follow your agent's advice on the list price as well as what needs to be done to get your house ready to show.

2- Do not put limitations on showings. Many travel to FL during the holidays to visit but also to look at homes and they are on a limited time so if they can't see your house, they'll move to the next one. This is true for local buyers as well. 

3- Get your house show ready. Just think about walking into a model home, and how welcoming they are without any clutter. I'm not suggesting that you empty out your closets and cabinets, but remove as much clutter as you possibly can. Less is more!

selling your house during the holidays
4- Showcase your holiday decorations. Yes, you read that right! You should certainly decorate your house but don't overdo it. Just remember, you want the potential buyers to look at your house, not the holiday decorations.

5- Be sure to work on the curb appeal. Just walk around your house and make a list of areas that need attention. The mailbox, exterior walls, lawn, trees, shrubs, flower beds, and fence. Just a few things will make a great difference. Lastly, the front door. Be sure to wash the area, paint the door if needed and add a few plants that are seasonal.

If you're a Clermont homeowner thinking about selling your house, I would love the opportunity to speak with you. Call or text me at 407-929-1852, email bethatalay@gmail.com or visit www.WhereToLiveInOrlando.com 



5 Tips for Selling Your House During the Holidays

Comments (12)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Dec 02, 2022 03:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are good tips for selling during the holidays - They are all important, but #2 is especially important. If a buyer can't get in to see the house, they won't buy it.

Enjoy your day!

Dec 02, 2022 04:54 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These are great tips!  The best tip I can give people interested in Clermont is to give Beth Atalay a call right away!

Dec 02, 2022 05:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Beth - any real estate-related has the potential of being (or becoming) stressful.   So, I believe, "stress-busters" as you have shared can be quite helpful whenever someone decides the timing is right for them to make a move.  

Dec 02, 2022 05:09 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, Beth... terrific tips... especially the one about making your home easy to show... once you turn down an appointment there's never a guarantee that buyer will try again to see your home.

Dec 02, 2022 05:11 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Beth, great post for homeowners, and homes ARE selling this time of year! 

Dec 02, 2022 05:39 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Dec 02, 2022 08:26 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Agree with all of these points but #2 really resonates -- of course sometimes it's unavoidable depending on the seller's situation - but if you can show without limitations it's just so helpful 

Dec 02, 2022 08:26 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Beth- I love all of the tips but especially the one that recommends that the sellers make their house available for showings. You made an excellent point that Florida snow-birds have a limited time schedule when visiting. 

Dec 02, 2022 06:26 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Beth,

Lots of great tips.  The most challenging is addressing curb appeal in colder climates, though it can be done and done with flair.

Dec 09, 2022 09:53 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Beth Atalay  you are spot on with this post and so disappointed that it does not have a Featured Star with it, Endre

Dec 09, 2022 09:45 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Beth, always nice to see your comments on my posts, but miss seeing your posts.  Hope you have been busy!

Jun 21, 2023 08:46 AM