4 Tips On How Trick-or-Treaters Can Be Potential Buyers
With Halloween just a few days away, Mark Spain Real Estate wants to remind you how Halloween can be an amazing and unique opportunity for potential buyers to see your home that might otherwise not have come across it. Use Halloween to your advantage!
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How Trick-or-Treaters Can Be Potential Buyers
Keep Your House Clean
Halloween is the only acceptable time of the year when people can walk up to your front door and take a peek inside. If you want to market your home on this night, make sure it is in remarkable condition.
Take trash out, donate or get rid of items no longer being used, and tidy up the decor. Items like purses, shoes, and mail that we tend to drop wherever convenient should be put where it belongs or out of sight. It is also recommended to vacuum the area behind where you will be passing out candy.
A clean house will speak for itself, so make sure the condition of your home is impressive to potential buyers!
Your Curb Appeal Is Approachable, Not Horrifying
If your house is on the market during Halloween, that does not mean you cannot decorate for the season! It is best to use tasteful decorations that invite people to visit your home, not scare them away. Lean more towards seasonal decor such as pumpkins and fall foliage and away from elaborate props like ghouls, blood, and anything inflatable.
Inside decorations can consist of candles or essential oil diffusers with inviting fall scents like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or pine. Think warm fall treats and woodsy aromas.
Keep it simple this year – imagine yourself as the buyer and consider what decoration choices would entice you.
Get Your House Listed Before the Holidays
Holiday season can be a great time of year to sell a home – inventory is dwindling down, making it even more important to make sure your house stands out. It is in your best interest to make sure that your home is well-presented online so trick-or-treaters can find more information.
Be proactive and list ahead of time. Get professional real estate photos taken before holiday decorations are put up.
For those parents who accompany trick-or-treaters that are scouting out homes for sale, make sure you are prepared to answer any questions they may have about your home. Invite them to come back another time if they wish, and make sure they leave with appropriate contact information.
Keep Your House Well-Lit
As it gets closer to winter, you will be losing daylight hours, leaving less time to show off your house in the light. Therefore, on Halloween night, make sure your house is well-lit. Invest in good porch lighting and over-the-garage lighting, depending on where you are passing out candy.
Of course, make sure your For Sale sign is visible, even in the dark!
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