Stage Your Home for The “Holidays”
It’s no secret that the Holidays can be a stressful time of year… especially when it comes to selling a home. Buyers are overwhelmed with Holiday gifts and get-togethers; who has the time, energy, and money to buy a house? The cold weather and pressure to create a fantastic staging of their home can leave sellers throwing their hands in the air in frustration. Good news! Selling during the holiday season can actually work to your advantage.
Although the holidays can often be frustrating and overwhelming, it’s also, as they say, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Buyers want to envision themselves celebrating the Holidays in the home that they buy, and you have the ability to help them make that vision a reality. Stage your home for the holidays to turn your house into a potential buyer’s dream home by making the space fun, festive, and full of Holiday cheer.
Transform your house into a cozy winter wonderland by enhancing each room with décor, lighting, and pops of color. Not only is decor aesthetically pleasing, it’s a great conversation starter! Experts advise that accessories should always be placed in groups of odd numbers. When it comes to lighting, there’s nothing worse than walking into a room with intrusive, bright fluorescent lights (it makes us think of a visit to the Dentist’s office). Lighting can make or break an experience in a space. Lucky for you, the Holiday season allows for use of candles and string lights. Choose a familiar holiday scent for your candles like peppermint or gingerbread to give your house a warm and cozy ambiance. These are just some of the winter home selling tips that you can take away and apply to get your home prepared for selling this yuletide season.
The advantage of having Holiday decor is that you don’t need to have a large amount of furniture. Professional stagers recommend having as little as one half of the usual furnishings to avoid looking cluttered. Plus, festive decorations can sometimes mask the not-so-pretty parts of the home (think that “junk room” in the basement). If your home mostly features neutral tones, try out a new accent color! Not only are accent colors very trendy, it’s the perfect way to incorporate a bold pop of Holiday red.
By creating a festive space that buyers can envision themselves in, you’ll give yourself a better chance of selling this winter. So go ahead, deck the halls, and turn your house into someone’s new home. One last tip- fresh flowers can go a long way! Ditch those peonies and use poinsettias or holly instead. ‘Tis the season!