Christmas at Bethesda RowIt might seem like you’re just inviting stress and frustration to come knocking on your door – literally – by listing your Chevy Chase or Bethesda house during the holidays!  However, December is a great time to sell your home – especially this year.  Our inventory is significantly down, buyers are serious who are shopping this time of year and your home will be decorated to look and feel nicer and cozier than any other time of the year.

Here are some tips to get your home ready to sell during the holiday season and still time to enjoy important family/friend time by having everyone help in the preparations.

Get Everyone Involved

While your home is on the market during the holiday season, you don’t want to go too crazy with decorations.  Have a day of decorating and have the kids help you put up your simple, yet tasteful trimmings.  You’ll be creating memories and making your home festive for the season and for your potential buyers.  You may want to keep decorations as non-denominational as possible and go for a “winter” theme instead of a religious theme.

Shoot A Video

Have a teen be the videographer while you narrate.  Or, for an adorable virtual tour of your home, have a child describe each room.  Then post the video on your real estate agent’s website for buyers to view.  Not only will buyers get a feel for your home but, you’ll have great memento of where you lived before you move.

Create A Cozy Retreat

Use low lighting, build a fire, play classical music and turn up the thermostat to create a cozy environment that buyers and you and your family/friends will enjoy. You’ll make potential buyers want to linger in your inviting home. And, you’ll will have fond, homespun memories to cherish forever, of your last holiday season in this house.

RELAX & Enjoy!

Keeping your home immaculately organized and clean can be exhausting. Remember that this time of year is all about family and friends.  So, relax and enjoy yours!  If you don’t end up selling your home this December, then there’s always next year — which is fortunately only a few days away.

Don’t let the holiday rush intimidate you when it comes to selling your home.  By getting everyone involved, you’ll sell your house and make lasting memories of the final festive season in that home.  If you are thinking of selling your home, please give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577!