Many people believe the best time to sell a home is during summer – and while that’s partially true, because buyers are more active during those months, fall (and particularly Thanksgiving) can still be a great time to sell. This guide covers five essential tips that can help you sell your Arizona golf course home during this timeframe.
5 Tips to Help You Sell Your Golf Course Home Around Thanksgiving
Check out these five tips that may help you sell your home around Thanksgiving:
- Go easy on holiday decor
- Avoid hosting Turkey Day in your home
- Spice up your curb appeal
- Do a thorough fall cleaning
- Create a warm, cozy atmosphere inside your home
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 to Help You Sell Your Golf Course Home Around Thanksgiving: Go Easy on Holiday Decor
Though it’s okay to put up some Thanksgiving decor, don’t overdo it; you don’t want to distract buyers from what they’re really there to see. If you choose to decorate your home for Thanksgiving, opt for more generic fall decor rather than holiday-specific decor; you can check out sites like BHG.com, CountryLiving.com and HouseBeautiful.com for inspiration.
Try to limit your fall decor to a few spaces rather than saturating your whole home with it. If you put up too many decorations or swap your entire home out to match a Thanksgiving theme, it may be overwhelming for prospective buyers. You can set the mood with just a few pieces; remember, the last thing you want to do is distract buyers from your home’s best features (and selling points).
Tip #2 to Help You Sell Your Golf Course Home Around Thanksgiving: Avoid Hosting Turkey Day in Your Home
While it may be tempting to host Thanksgiving dinner in your home, especially if you always do so, this is generally not a good idea when you’re trying to sell your home. Even if you only invite a small number of guests, the cleanup can be tough – and you don’t want to block the days around Thanksgiving off on your showing calendar.
Tip #3 to Help You Sell Your Golf Course Home Around Thanksgiving: Spice Up Your Curb Appeal
When buyers come to look at your home, the first thing they’ll see is its curb appeal. This is why it’s so important to make sure your home looks great from the street – especially during fall, the weather’s not as warm and the days are shorter.
Because we live in the desert, we don’t typically have to worry about falling leaves (though if you do have a tree-filled yard, you’ll still need to clean it up). However, now’s a great opportunity for you to freshen up your landscaping. Put some native plants in the ground, trim your bushes and make sure your lawn, if you have one, is green. You can also add a few pumpkins or other fall-themed decorations to your front porch. All of these things will help create great curb appeal – which is essential in getting buyers interested in your home.
Pro Tip: Javelina love pumpkins, so if you’ve seen them in your neighborhood before, you may want to skip adding pumpkins as outdoor decor.
Tip #4 to Help You Sell Your Golf Course Home Around Thanksgiving: Do a Thorough Fall Cleaning
It’s important to keep your home clean and clutter-free when you’re selling it, but this is especially true during fall. Buyers are looking for a warm, cozy place to call their own – and if your home is cluttered or dirty, they’ll have a hard time seeing it that way.
For many people, the best way to kick off fall cleaning is to hire a professional. That way, you don’t have to do the heavy lifting; you only have to maintain what the experts have done.
Tip #5 to Help You Sell Your Golf Course Home Around Thanksgiving: Create a Warm, Cozy Atmosphere Inside Your Home
When buyers come into your home, you want them to feel comfortable and cozy. This is especially important during fall and winter, when the days are shorter and the weather is cooler. There are a few things you can do to create a warm, cozy atmosphere inside your home:
- Add some throws and blankets around the house
- Make sure the temperature is comfortable – not too hot or too cold
- Bake cookies or make some other type of food that has a strong, warm scent
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