Having your Houses for Sale in Los Angeles during the holiday season does add a bit to your work load, but can be well worth the effort when the result is a January closing.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your home for holiday showings:
- Do your best to make your home accessible every day, since home buyers who are in Los Angeles for the sole purpose of finding a home may be on a tight schedule. If you have a huge party planned and the house simply can’t be available for a day or two, do let your agent know well in advance so showings can be scheduled around that day.
- Don’t insist on 24 hour notice, even though that might mean you have to interrupt your plans or clean up in a hurry once in a while.
- Flickering candles are beautiful, but don’t light them! While they create a warm atmosphere, it’s never safe to leave candles unattended, and you do need to leave the house before buyers arrive.
- Avoid leaving small gifts on a table or under the tree. It’s unlikely that anyone will visit your home with larceny in mind, but sometimes people do have small children who pick up inviting objects.
- Avoid putting expensive décor on low tables or anywhere that a purse or a coat sleeve might lead to a crash.
Are Your Houses for sale in Los Angeles Around The Holidays?
Make sure your agent knows when you’ll be away and has permission to show the Houses for sale in Los Angeles if you can’t be reached for an appointment. If you’ll be flying or traveling through areas without cell service, give your agent contact numbers for the people at your destination.
This is not the time to turn off your phone and steal away for a private week-end.
If the Houses for sale in Los Angeles will be unoccupied for a few days, do leave the thermostat set at a comfortable level while you’re gone. You don’t want potential buyers to leave without looking because of the temperature.
In addition, you don’t want to advertise the fact that you’re out of town, so do enlist someone to pick up your mail and any packages that might be left at the door.
If you’d love to have a signed-around purchase and sale agreement by 2017, do your best to help your agent make that happen!
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