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5 Ways Sellers can prepare to list their home in January

Selling a home during the holidays is stressful, and while it is possible, many opt to wait until the New Year to put their home on the market. Whether you are taking your house off the market during the holidays to relist or are simply waiting until January, here are some helpful tips to prepare you to sell in the New Year:

New Year Sign

Boost your curb appeal

The outside of your house is the first thing a potential buyer sees, and it should be welcoming. The lawn should be mowed, leaves removed and flowers or gardens prominent. Consider what you see when you look at your neighbors’ yards and bring that same eye to your front yard. The prettiest yards garner the most foot traffic, and hopefully transactions.


Remodel where it helps

An outdated home likely won’t sell. The rooms to pay extra attention to include the kitchen, master bedroom, master bathroom and the living room. Some of these rooms might simply need a new paint job, while others might need a bit more work. Use the next couple of weeks to renovate what might stop your house from selling.


Remove holiday decor

Ensure all of the holiday décor is taken down before listing your home. While some families might keep their decorations up well into the New Year, it is not recommended if you are thinking of selling your home. This way when a potential buyer is viewing your home there is nothing to distract them from the standout features of your home.


Keep winter scents around

While you shouldn’t keep holiday decor out, it is suggested to keep out the seasonal candle. Evergreen, peppermint or even cinnamon can remind potential buyers of fond memories eliciting a positive association with your house. Even if the scents don’t bring about memories, they will still your house smelling nice.


Keep it off the market for a reset

If you had your house on the market for a while and removed it from the market for the holidays, consider keeping it off long enough for a reset. Occasionally, people are hesitant to look at houses that have been on the market for a long time. After a reset, put your house back on the market as a fresh start during the New Year.


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