You’re planning to list your home this holiday season, but wondering how to balance your own celebrations, yet making sure your valuables stay safe with strangers in your home? While you don’t have to be a master scheduler to successfully sell a home over the holidays, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you not lose sight of the joy of the season.

Protecting What’s Under the Tree

No one wants to have an empty tree over the holidays, but during an open house, that’s exactly what you need to do. Put most of your gifts—especially the expensive ones—up and out of view during your open houses. The same goes for any prescription medications.

Take protecting your home a step further by working with an agent rather than trying the For Sale by Owner route. Your agent can keep an eye on things and even bring another agent with them during open houses to help keep watch.

Bringing the Holiday Cheer
Selling your home over the holidays doesn’t have to mean giving up your own celebrations. Feel free to decorate! This can actually help potential buyers envision their own future holidays there. Just be sure not to overdo it with too much clutter.

Give yourself plenty of time this season by taking care of any holiday errands early, so you can let your home be shown when requested. Avoiding houseguests on the weekends will also help with this.

Hosting Open Houses
An inviting open house can bring potential buyers a little seasonal cheer. Consider playing soft, seasonal music and offering baked goods. If it’s cold or snowy, make sure you maintain easy access to the home.

Social media is a great way to draw attention to open houses, and the right agent can help you leverage it even further, creating buzz and guiding you through the process. At Benchmark Realty, our agents have the experience to make selling your home over the holidays a pleasant experience. Give us a call today to find a Benchmark agent in your area. Learn more here.