When the new position starts across the country January 1st, you will undoubtedly need to consider strategies for successfully selling your house in November or December. First thing first, avoid moving items you no longer need or want a good weekend sorting items for consignment, estate sale or donation to your favorite charity. Books, trinkets and emotional items can be packed early and stored in the garage or placed in your portable storage unit. You will benefit from having thinned out closets, fewer books on the shelves and less furniture under foot.
Placing a few tasteful seasonal decorations are an option to show your house at its best. A cozy throw artfully arranged near a chair with a pretty pillow create a feeling of peace in a world we know can be stressful, especially during the holidays. A grouping of neutrally scented candles on a table with a lovely runner can offer a festive note. There may not be time to install and take down a large decorated tree but a smaller living tree or indoor plant festooned with lights and minimal decorations can be a springboard of a new buyer’s affection for your residence.
Odds are anyone looking to move in the last two months of the year are serious buyers and likely need to find a home quickly. It is advantageous to sellers who have deadlines to find buyers that have deadlines.