Staging for the Holidays
The holidays are here and many home owners might think that it’s best to wait until the next year to sell their home but according to Dave Ramsey, “If your home is for sale now, you are actually in a great position to sell by taking advantage of the unique characteristics of the holiday season.” The last couple of months are good because there is less inventory, more serious buyers and tax benefits as well.
Here is are a few tips to help you prepare your home to sell during the holiday season:
Keep it Simple – numerous pieces can distract buyers from what your home offers. Make sure that your are not covering your home’s selling features with excessive decorations. Remember that we are selling the house, not your decor.
Accentuate the Positive – this can not be the year you pull your holiday collection, but you can use a pop of color to add a nice touch and draw attention to your home’s best features. Hang an elegant wreath on the front door or use some garland on the fireplace.
Go Neutral – keep the nativity set in storage this year and avoid all religious items. Our goal is to appeal any kind of buyer regardless of religious beliefs and to avoid distractions. This may not be the year to have monogram Christmas stockings hanging on the mantle or your collection of tree ornaments your kids made in pre-school. Instead, use simple and elegant decor to add some spirit and interest to your home.
In conclusion, if you are looking to sell your house during the holiday season, make sure to stage it in an appealing, tasteful manner. It’s essential to strike the delicate balance between making your home festive and keeping it show ready.
Are you looking for more tips on getting buyers eager to make an offer? Call us today to schedule a Home Staging Consultation and let us help you prepare your home for a successful sale! 713-480-1016