Selling Your Alaska Home During the Holidays

Many Alaska homeowners are left wondering whether or not they should sell their properties once the busy spring and summer seasons are over. While it may seem like the end of the year isn't the best for sellers, the short answer is yes! Today's homebuyers are constantly searching for homes on their smartphones, computers, and even have set up email alerts when a new Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, North Pole, or Wasilla home becomes available and meets their requirements.

Don't be afraid to list your Alaska home during the holidays! It is still an opportune time to sell and as your local experts, Madden Real Estate has included a few tips below on achieving a successful sale!

Boost your online appeal
When you work with Madden Real Estate, you can be confident that your property will have a great online presence— which is key in today's real estate market! During these colder months, most buyers will be looking for properties online and only head out to view those that really intrigue them. It's important to make sure your listing has clear photos and presents itself in the best possible light online and you can trust us to make that happen.

Keep decor simple
It can be fun to decorate for the holidays, but if you're selling your Alaska home, you may want to scale it back this year. Try to avoid holiday inflatables and other large yard ornaments that can distract buyers from the home itself.

Highlight holiday features
The holidays are a major opportunity to create a cozy feeling and cater to Alaskan buyer emotions. Remember that buyers shopping for homes this time of year want to envision themselves entertaining for the holidays and staging your home appropriately can do just that. Set the table to prompt buyers to think about hosting friends and family, light a fire in the fireplace, or consider adding a Christmas tree to a big picture window.

Enhance curb appeal
One of the first things a Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, North Pole, or Wasilla buyer will notice is your home's exterior and that will prompt them to want to look inside. Be sure to enhance your curb appeal in order to invite buyers to the door. Clean your gutters, make sure all pathways are clear of debris, touch up the paint, and perhaps add a holiday wreath to the front door.

Be move-in ready
Moving homes during the holiday season can be stressful for buyers, so make your home as move-in ready as possible. Fix any issues that you know exist, especially any pertaining to HVAC which is essential to have in working order during these colder months. Buyers may be more willing to choose your home if they know they won't run into any repair obstacles before or after closing!

Give Madden Real Estate a call today for more information about selling your Alaskan home during the holidays! Our expert team can help you find your next dream home and settle in before the new year!

We even have a Guaranteed Sale Program— If we don't sell your home, we'll buy it!

Wes Madden, CEO
Madden Real Estate with Keller Williams Realty Alaska Group
(907) 452-3000

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