You’ve listed your Victoria home for sale. You’re hoping for a fresh start as 2016 rolls around. There’s only one slight hiccup in your plans: you need to find a buyer to purchase your home during the busy holiday season. If you hope to stand any chance of a successful real estate sale, you’re going to need to up the ante and make your home irresistible to potential buyers. Check out the following collection of holiday open house ideas to see which ones can help you sell your home faster and make your 2016 fresh start dreams come true:
1) Offer Christmas cookies shaped like houses or front doors
Decorate with icing in holiday colors or to match the colors of your home. Be sure to offer napkins too so you don’t end up with cookie crumbs all over your floors.
2) Use Christmas-themed open house invitations to boost your visitor count
Create a fun poem about your neighborhood or decorate your invites in seasonal colors like red, green, silver, or gold. The more attention you can draw to your invitations, the better your chances are of having multiple visitors tour your home.
3) If you want to make a lasting impression on open house visitors, wear an ugly Christmas sweater
The gaudier your sweater is, the more likely it is real estate shoppers will remember your home. This is no time to let your pride stand in your way; if it means accepting an offer on your home, wear the ugliest Christmas sweater you can find.
4) Add an oversized bow to your front door to make your house look like a big present
A giant red bow will help open house visitors remember the specifics of your home tour and the welcoming feeling they had upon entering your house. You can always repurpose the bow later and add it as an adornment inside your home to congratulate the new owners.
5) Prop up a large chalkboard in your kitchen listing all the special gifts a new homeowner will enjoy when they purchase your home
From the excellent schools in the area to the wonderful neighborhood parks, make your listing irresistible to potential buyers.
6) Consider setting up a hot chocolate station to warm open house visitors to your home
Offer hot cocoa, marshmallows, sprinkles, and tiny candy canes to guests as they come in from the cold. Not only will your thoughtfulness be remembered, your home will likely stick out in their mind as the one that made them feel warm and cozy.
Selling your home over the holidays doesn’t have to be a formidable challenge if you’re willing to be creative. The more you can tie your home’s appearance into the holiday season, the better the chances are your house will make a lasting impression. Will you be trying any of these tips as you attempt to sell your home over Christmas?