By: Dal Milin



Posted by DM Real Estate Staff on Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 2:07pm.
Selling your house during the holidays can be a difficult venture. In fact, selling your Surrey (and surrounding areas) home between November through to January is actually considered the worst time to sell a house in Metro Vancouver.

From wet weather to busy schedules, selling real estate in the Fraser Valley during the later fall and early winter months simply isn’t appealing to most buyers. Which is why, at DM Real Estate, we wanted to offer our sellers these “3 Wise Ways to Sell Your House During the Holidays”, and get you out of your house and into something new for 2017!

Don’t Over-Decorate
It is one thing to deck the halls in a tasteful and subdued manner, but it is another to decorate your home in an unsightly “National Lampoon’s Christmas” sort of way. As we have mentioned in other blog posts pertaining to ‘house selling tips for your Surrey home ‘– removing personality is important as you want your space to be a clean slate for potential buyers to call home. So by all means set the scene for Christmas, but just don’t over-do the decorations.

Hire The Right Metro Vancouver Real Estate Agent
No matter if you are selling your condo in Coquitlam, selling your townhouse in Langley, or selling your house in Surrey – hiring the right Metro Vancouver Real Estate Agent who knows your community is important. Hiring the right agent means you have a dependable person working for your best interests, someone who will see negotiations through and be an active participant in counter-offers and other such important matters. The right Metro Vancouver real estate agent will be willing to still put in the time and effort to sell your Surrey home over the holidays, and will truly save you a lot of concerning oversights and wasted time.

Price Your Home to Sell During the Holidays
Those looking to buy a house in Surrey - or the surrounding areas - during the holidays, are likely going to be motivated buyers looking for motivated sellers. So if you are willing to sell your house over the holidays, you are likely truly looking to sell your house in a timely manner. So be sure to discuss a price point with your agent that is going to have your holiday home sell, and be willing to move on a counter-price for those willing to buy on the spot.

Also, don’t forget - if the weather outside is frightful, be sure to keep your driveway, yard and stairs free of debris and snow (if it so happens to snow in the Lower Mainland), ensuring your potential buyers safety. As well, heat up some apple cider, set out the Christmas cookies – and watch the bidding war begin for your holiday home for sale in Surrey that DM Real Estate will be happy to help you sell!