If you are selling your South Lake Tahoe real estate this holiday season, you may want to make the most of your last festive season in this home. However, one of the reasons so many sellers remove their homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe from the market this time (which you shouldn’t do!) is because of how limited they feel in selling. There are a whole bunch of don’ts. And for good reason! So what should you skip this year or try and taper back on? Check out tips from the experts.
Keep your holiday debt from getting out of control
If you are selling and buying homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe, this is super important. Extra debt can impact your financing if you need to get a loan for the next house. If you already own another property you will be moving into, you should still be mindful. After all, you haven’t sold your property yet.
Don’t clutter your home with big gifts and decor
Selling 101: declutter. Potential buyers like to imagine the South Lake Tahoe homes for sale as their own. Which is hard to do if you have stuff everywhere. This applies to the entire year, but during the holiday season we seem to accumulate a lot of extra stuff. When holiday shopping, keep in mind whether the gifts will even be able to be used during the listing period. Big items are hard to hide. So either make sure that you can easily store items during showings or maybe put it on the wishlist for next year. Not to mention, you will need to move your belongings at some point, so keep that in mind as well. Something else to keep in mind is your decor. We get that you want to display your festive spirit. Which you absolutely can in moderation. For example, think about going with neutral white lights instead of the blinking multi colored tree that syncs to the beat of music. It goes beyond that though as some major decor items can cause damage to homes for sale in South Lake Tahoe. Examples include screw marks and holes in the wall, both inside and out. Marks from dragging something across the floor or water stains from Christmas tree water that has spilled.
Think about the future when it comes to furniture
This is one of the best times of year to snag a great deal on those big ticket items. However, if you are moving and don’t know what your future South Lake Tahoe real estate floor plan looks like, save the deal for next year. This goes for appliances too. Unless of course your current property desperately needs some new appliances and it could help your ROI, then by all means, snag a good deal. As always, chat with your South Lake Tahoe realtor about that one though. Sometimes folks spend unnecessarily when trying to make their South Lake Tahoe homes for sale stand out.
Pass on the pet
It is a Hallmark movie moment: a box that holds a precious puppy or kitty. Super cute, right? Maybe not. House training a new pet when you are trying to sell isn’t always glamorous. Between bathroom accidents, chewing puppies and kitties that like to scratch, your South Lake Tahoe real estate may end up with some undesirable damage. Not to mention, showing with a pet can be challenging. Not every buyer likes animals or they could be allergic.
Whatever splurge you are looking to make, think it through if you are selling. Those deals can be pretty enticing, but as a South Lake Tahoe realtor, you should really think bigger purchases through. If they could damage your property or cause an inconvenience during a showing or upon move out, your best bet is to wait. For more information on buying and selling, give me a call. As a long time local South Lake Tahoe realtor, I would be happy to help!