There’s just over 3 weeks until Santa pays us all a visit, meaning time is running out for those who want to secure a property sale by Christmas Day.
If your property is currently on the market and you don’t want its sale hanging over your head during the holidays then there are some things you can do to help speed the process along.
Keep up the presentation
‘Tis the season for decorating and entertaining, but don’t let that get in the way of presenting your property at its very best while it’s on the market.
A few yuletide decorations, such as a tree and a wreath, might help add a bit of warmth and festivity to your property but make sure not to go overboard.
The same rules apply for presentation over Christmas as at any other time of year – keep the clutter at bay and make sure every inch of the property looks clean and tidy.
Think like a buyer
You need to take an honest look at your property and ask yourself what would make it appealing in the eyes of a buyer.
Get a trusted friend, or your agent, to walk around your property with you and point out anything that might be concerning to a buyer so that you can make any necessary repairs or fixes.
Conversely, you’ll also want to hear the unique drawcards about your property so you can amp these features up in your home staging.
Be ready at a moment’s notice
People are busy at this time of year so you might get prospective buyers trying to squeeze in a property viewing with very little notice.
If you’re at work and won’t make it home in time to do the dishes or put your clothes away then you may be hesitant about letting a buyer through.
Don’t be caught off-guard. Keep on top of chores so your property is always ready for a viewing and be open to letting buyers through – you never know who will be the one to make an offer.
Chat to your agent
If you have concerns about the time it’s taking to sell your property then it’s important that you discuss this with your agent and get some feedback about what you can do to speed the selling process along.
You may need to look at changing your selling strategy or you may simply need to be a little bit patient while you wait for the right offer to come along.