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Selling Your Home

Tips For Selling Your Home

Yes, you can sell your home during the holidays. The Holiday season isn’t the best time to sell your home, but if you have no choice, there are reasons to be merry. Anyone house-hunting on Thanksgiving or Christmas weekend must have a good reason: You’re less likely to waste time on casual buyers and you won’t have much competition, says Annalisa Burgos, senior editor of HGTV’s FrontDoor.com. Try these expert tips:

DECORATE TASTEFULLY Decking the halls is fun, but don’t overdo it. Buyers want to see the home, not your mega-light display or 8-foot Christmas tree. Opt for nuetral decor and steer clear of religious items.

ADD CURB APPEAL Replace summer plants with evergreen perennials such as hellebores or witch hazel. Bare trees expose your home, so touch up paint and clean gutters. Clear walkways of snow and ice.

PRICE FOR A FIRE SALE You don’t have time to mess around with price reductions. Price your home 10% to 15% below comparable homes on the market.

HIRE A GOOD AGENT You’ll need a professional who can show your home at a moment’s notice and target buyers on a deadline.

USE THE WEB Market your home online with flattering, quality photos (including a summer photo or two) and a video tour.

article from USA Weekend Nov.19-21, 2010

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