Staging a home appropriately to draw in buyers can be a challenge no matter what time of year it is. But the holiday season is one of the more difficult times of the year for this task. You want to take part in the holidays by decorating, but you don't want to put out so many decorations that it's all the buyers can see. This guide hopes to provide you with some tips to use your holiday decorations appropriately, so that your home is even more attractive to buyers than it already is.
Tip 1: Minimize Outdoor Decorating
It's fun to get a little carried away sometimes when decorating the outside of your home and lawn for the holidays. However, if you're trying to sell your home, it's best to keep things to a minimum.
Put up some clear icicle lights along the edge of your roof and maybe a clear-lighted reindeer or two out in the lawn. Additionally, put a holiday wreath on the front door.
If you really want to do a little more than that outside, consider lining the driveway with medium-size plastic candy canes or solar lights on a stick.
Tip 2: Choose a Tree That Fits the Indoor Space
The Christmas tree is something that potential buyers want to see when they are looking for a home during the holiday season. Your tree should fit the space it's in. A fine line exists between having a tree that's too big and one that's too small.
Potential buyers want to see how the home looks with a Christmas tree so they can get a feel for how theirs will look, should they decide to make an offer. Walk the fine line carefully so that buyers will be wowed instead of stressed if they feel their tree won't fit.
Tip 3: Opt For Classic Decoration
Choose classic holiday decorations. If you're confused on what this means, here's a list of what looks great when staging a home during the holidays:
- Christmas table runner or tablecloth on the dining room table or kitchenette
- Christmas centerpiece
- Christmas throw pillows
- Christmas hand towels in the bathrooms
- Christmas poinsettias on a table in the living room
If you have a fireplace, hang the stockings from the mantel and place a nativity scene or other Christmas decorations on top of it.
Showing your home doesn't mean that you have to refrain from decorating your home for Christmas. Ask your real estate professional for other tips to help you stage your home during Christmas or other holiday seasons.
Are you still in the beginning stages of the home-selling process? Get in touch with a realtor, such as those at Felte Real Estate, to ensure you start the process off on the right foot.