Advice for selling over the Christmas period
It can feel as though there are lots of mixed messages when it comes to selling your home over the festive period, so you may not be sure how you should approach selling during this time. But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to as complicated as it might appear. We’ve got some hints and tips on how to get the most out of having your home on the market over Christmas.
If you haven’t put your home on the market yet, but know you will be doing so before Christmas, leave your decorations in the box until your home has been valued and photographed! Having Christmas decorations up in your photographs can seem like a good way of advertising your home over the festive season, however if your home doesn’t sell before the New Year then these pictures quickly become outdated and highlight how long your home has been on the market.
Subtlety is key
If your home has already been photographed and you’re ready to put the decorations up, then now is a good time to really think about what will work best for your home. Maybe you traditionally decorate every room in the house and cover your front garden in lights? However this may not be the best plan for this year.
Keeping your decorations to a minimum will allow potential buyers to see the whole of the house and the potential that it holds, rather than being distracted by decorations. Keeping the decorations to a few key pieces that are in keeping with the rest of your home and style can really work to your benefit.
Keep space to a maximum
At Christmas, clutter can easily add up without you realising it. You might have family members round, more furniture than normal and you could also be storing presents. Make sure these extra pieces of clutter are out of the way when viewings take place. Creating a dedicated cupboard where you can quickly and easily put those items that are getting in the way means that you’re more likely to move them out the way ahead of viewings, and then they’re easy to get back out again!
If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market before Christmas then get in touch with your local branch and arrange a valuation. If you book a valuation before Christmas you’ll also get the chance to vote to choose which charity receives a £5000 donation from Andrews. Find out more here.