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A Home for the Holidays: Successful staging regardless of the season
I love Fall. However, cool weather and afternoon light are just the beginning of what quickly turns into the chaos of back to back holidays. If you can't believe I'm even mentioning the holiday season in October, just take a whirl in any of your local retail stores. You'll find skeleton costumes right next to the turkey decorations that are a mere aisle away from the Christmas lights.
If you find that you need to list or sell a home during the holidays.....
-How do you Stage your home, live in it while keeping it on the market, yet observe holiday rituals?
-Should homes that are vacant be Staged using Holiday decor?
First let me state that I'm the last one to talk about moderation when it comes to personal Holiday Decor. I have 16 boxes of assorted holiday decorations alone in my basement. (Seriously, 16. Just ask my husband.) However, since I'm not selling my home, I can deck my halls any way I like without it affecting the value of my home.
When Staging a home, your goal is to appeal to the broadest group of individuals. This goal does not change with the calendar. The following are suggestions ... more
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