We all have different holiday traditions; some people prefer getting together with just a couple close family members, while others prefer gathering the whole extended family together. If you’re hosting family or friends for the holidays this year, here are some questions to ask yourself to see if your home is ready.
Question 1: Is your home in good repair?
Before you invite people over, make sure you’ve taken care of any issues with your home. You don’t want guests dealing with a frequently-clogging toilet or a faulty light switch. As the weather gets colder, you may want to do some maintenance on your heating system so you know guests will be comfortable. If anyone plans to stay over, make sure you also check things like the shower pressure in the guest bathroom. With some planning, you can make sure your guests don’t run into any uncomfortable issues.
Question 2: Do you have enough space?
“Enough” space is relative, of course. Are you just having a couple friends over, or are you hosting your large family overnight? Do you have enough oven and counter space to cook turkey and all the sides for twenty people, if that’s your tradition? Do you have enough bedrooms for whoever plans to spend the night? Some people only need a small amount of space to have a perfect holiday, while others require a larger space to create the grand holiday experience they want.
Question 3: Is everything clean and ready?
There’s so much that goes into planning a holiday! Do you have enough casserole dishes and large pots to cook your holiday meals? It can be helpful to start early with a good declutter and an accounting of your special serving dishes and kitchen items that you only use for the holidays. Don’t wait until dinner is on the table to look for your gravy boat. Whatever holidays you celebrate and whatever traditions you keep, make sure you have what you need.
Question 4: What are your finishing touches?
You can use seasonal or holiday-specific decorations to liven up your space in preparation for guests. Some lights and a beautiful wreath can liven up the front door. Seasonal throw pillows, cozy blankets, and candles can make your guests want to spend all their time in the living room. If you have a fireplace, don’t forget to use it! If your guests are staying over, you can add some seasonal touches to the guest bedroom and bathroom, like holiday towels and soaps.
Question 5: Are you ready for a move?
Maybe you’re finding that your home isn’t ready for the holidays. You have too much to repair, or just not enough space. This may be a sign that your home isn’t right for you. If hosting is important to you and your home just isn’t the best holiday fit, it’s not too late to be in your dream home for the holidays. At MarketPro Homebuyers, we buy homes in any condition—for cash. If you’re looking to sell before the holidays, we’d love to help.
“Any condition,” you might ask? Yes—any condition. We mean it.
- You can sell your house quickly even if it needs a new roof.
- You can sell your house quickly even if it has major plumbing issues.
- You can sell your house quickly even if every appliance needs upgrading.
- You can sell your house quickly even if there’s faulty electrical wiring.
Work with MarketPro:
We’ll give you a fast cash offer for your current home just as it is now; no repairs, no upgrades, no inspection, no commissions or fees. You can even choose your exact closing date to coordinate perfectly with the purchase of your new home. Our team will walk you through your quote, including a review of what your home would likely bring on the open market.
If you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Florida , we’d love to show you how easy and stress-free the sales process can be. Contact us today for a same-day, no-pressure quote.