How to sell your Etobicoke home during the holidays
Savvy buyers know the holidays can be a great time to buy a home in Etobicoke. Savvy sellers will heed the following advice on showing and selling their Etobicoke homes during the holiday season.
If you decorate for the holidays, keep it simple. Too many decorations can make your etobicoke home look cluttered, which is a buyer turn-off. Plus, you don’t want decorations detracting from or hiding features that might help sell your home, like a fireplace or a great view.
Make sure your home is welcoming to and comfortable for buyers – that is, brightly lit and at a comfortable temperature. Buyers don’t like darkness and at this time of year there’s more of it, so lighten up. Also, if buyers are too cold, they won’t want to spend much time in your home.
It’s during the holidays that we tend to focus on our homes. Whether it’s due to festive lighting, traditional decorations or music, chances are your home looks and feels more appealing at this time of year than any other.
In addition, the holidays are often synonymous with certain smells. Help buyers emotionally connect with your home: trigger their nostalgia by simmering cinnamon sticks or apple cider on the stove or baking bread before showings; dabbing pine-needle essential oil on light bulbs; or lighting pine-scented candles. These touches allow the holidays to provide an excellent opportunity for your home to show at its best and make a positive emotional impact on buyers.
Finally, work with a real estate representative who can help you target the kind of motivated buyers who are out looking for a home in Etobicoke during the holiday season. I would be delighted to assist you, call or e-mail me for more holiday buying and selling tips!