Selling your home during the holidays can be quite difficult for some. Indulging in festive staging may create a cozy winter wonderland, but there’s a risk of losing the house’s real charm amid the holiday skirmish.
You’re selling a home after all, not a festive stage prop, you want to romance your buyer, and let them envision themselves living there.
Here are four tips to spruce up your home for the holidays without turning off buyers.
1. Less is More
Leading the eye to one visually attractive set piece in a room can make the surrounding space feel purposeful and organized. Fresh displays of flowers or a perfectly positioned media center can pull off a well-executed display of leisure and thoughts of, “I can see myself enjoying a 14 hour Netflix binge marathon here.”
Don’t forget to not go overboard with decorations in each room, potential buyers want to imagine what living there will be like during all seasons.
2. Be Afraid of the Dark
With the days getting shorter, it’s important to utilize your lighting options. When buyers walk from room to room, it’s important to have them greeted with as much natural light you can let in.
When adding subtle festive décor in your home, you’ll want to think about the colors available at your disposal. While silver and gold go with any color, bright holiday reds can be visually jarring with your light blue walls or be too bright for an earth tone color scheme.
Ornaments, book cases, desks etc. can all give a different impression depending on how you use light and the colors in each room.
Bonus tip: No disco ball lights (AS MUCH WE LOVE THEM!) Every color shining at once won’t cover all your bases, remember less is more!
3. Festivity Without Excluding
A number of religions are observed during the wintertime holidays, there’s no way you can know if your visitors will share your personal beliefs. That means it’s in your best interests to keep religious pieces to a minimum during showings, this is great home staging advice to live by at anytime of year, and the holiday season is no exception.
You can still bring holiday cheer into the living room – just don’t over do it.
4. Hire a Reliable Real Estate Agent.
The holidays are stressful enough with the pressure of finding the perfect gift, dinners to prepare and relatives to entertain (in-laws on high alert.) Take a moment to remind yourself that if you feel like you’re spinning too many plates at once, having a professional handle your selling responsibilities can take a load off your daily to-do lists so you can prioritize your time on hiding gifts from your little present detectives.
That means someone who will have your goals in mind and won’t disappear during, Christmas, Thanksgiving or New Year’s (maybe Black Friday).
This will ease your stress and give you more time to enjoy the season.
- Entice homebuyers with winter decor and hues instead of specific holiday decorations
- When using lights, go for more classy white lighting seldomly instead of colored lighting
- Brighten up the space with accent pieces to make your home feel cozy for the season without being too on the nose about it
- Don’t over think it
Our round-the-clock dedication to staying on top of the most up to date tactics to sell your home during any season is why you should “Talk to Ray”!