If you’re thinking of selling your home this Thanksgiving, there are a few things you should do (and not do) to ensure a successful sale. With a little planning and forethought, you can make the most of the holiday season and maybe even score a turkey-day sale!
Don’t: Overdo it on the decor.
Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, so your home should be inviting and comfortable—not overloaded with holiday decorations. You want potential buyers to be able to envision themselves hosting their own Thanksgiving feast in your home, not feeling overwhelmed by all the knick-knacks and dust collectors. So, while a few tasteful seasonal touches are fine, resist the urge to go overboard.
The holidays are also a great time to declutter your home and get rid of anything you don’t need or use anymore. Prospective buyers will appreciate being able to see your home’s features, not your stuff. So, pack up any personal items (family photos, kids’ artwork, etc.) and put them into storage until after your home is sold. And if you have any pieces of furniture that are taking up space but not serving any real purpose, now is the time to get rid of them. The less clutter in your home, the better!
Do: Make sure your home is clean and well-maintained.
It goes without saying that you’ll want your home to be in tip-top shape before putting it on the market—but this is especially true during the holidays. A clean and well-maintained home will appeal to more buyers and fetch a higher price than one that looks like it hasn’t been touched in years. So, take some time to deep clean your home from top to bottom and make any necessary repairs (leaky faucets, cracked tiles, etc.). Trust us, it’ll be worth it in the end!
If you’re selling your home this Thanksgiving, there are a few things you should do (and not do) to ensure a successful sale. With a little planning and forethought, you can make the most of the holiday season and maybe even score a turkey-day sale! Just remember: less is more when it comes to decorating, de-cluttering is key, and make sure your home is clean and well-maintained before putting it on the market. Happy selling!