Keeping your home neat and tidy, while it is on the market can be a challenge. Add the holiday season into the mix and you're sure to feel even more stress. But the preparation for visiting family and friends on Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year can actually be a great way to showcase your home and attract new buyers.
Second, home-buying is primarily an emotional purchase. So why not share the best quality photos of your home during the holidays with your agent? Taking a professional or high quality photo of your dining room decorated beautifully can provide an visual to the potential buyer of how they can entertain when/if they purchase the home. Does your dining room accommodate an over-sized dining table? Snapping a photo showing this, lends proof to the buyer that larger groups can be seated comfortably, as well.
First, de-cluttering is key. This doesn't mean to throw everything away at once. But we all can tend to hold on to things that be considered no longer useful to the current state of our lives. Eliminate those things that aren't providing the best value at this time. Hosting a garage sale, can be profitable and/or charitable at the same time. You can apply the money made from the sale of your items to purchases for your next home or simply moving expenses. What you sale or giveaway can be a blessing to you and others, as well as draw more attention and get more eyes on your property for the next potential buyer. If you've de-cluttered a space that you haven't provided photos for in a while, snap some photos of that now clean garage or guest room and send them to your agent/broker to use to update your listing. New photos allow your property to be recirculated to past potential buyers who may have saved your home to refer back to, as well as other agents in the area are provided notice of the updates.
Lastly, count your blessings and enjoy your home. We get it. You're ready for your home to be claimed by the next owner. The thought of moving into a larger/smaller forever home, depending on your needs is the largest priority for you. But there's always someone less fortunate who would love to have the opportunity to live in your space and share it with their family and friends. So wherever you are in the journey, relax, have patience and be thankful.