How to Prepare Your Home For Sale During The Holidays

Reblogger Jennifer Spanbauer Brodoway
Real Estate Agent with Lethbridge Real Estate.com

You can have too much of a good thing.  That applies to items in your home, especially seasonal decorations.  Kathy Nielsen, from Home Staging Atlanta, has some great advice that applies to home staging in Lethbridge Alberta as well. 

Original content by Kathy Nielsen

How to Prepare Your Home For Sale During The Holidays

I'm all for decorating during the holidays. In fact, I have boxes and boxes in my attic of Halloween and Christmas decorations. However, should I put my home on the market during the holidays, I'd use about a fraction of what I have. There's a reason behind it. When I decorate, I "add" to what's already out. In other words, I'm not packing, I'm adding more things.  

Now as much as I'd hate to call my holiday decor "clutter", the simple truth is that it is. And as we all know, clutter eats up real estate. Not good when selling. My advice - if you bring a holiday decorative item in, replace it with something that is already out.

My second piece of advice - Use accessories that follow the season, as oppose to the holiday. 

Here's an example of the accessories we chose to showcase the living room in a vacant home we staged in Atlanta last week. As you can see, we have used the Autumn colors (brown and orange) and not a single witch or pumpkin.

Atlanta home stager close-up picture

Stores are loaded with fall-like decor so use them to carry you through October and November.

My third piece of advice - use holiday decor sparingly.

In this home, staged for an Atlanta investor who had flipped this property, we added a touch of Christmas by bringing in these metal boxes of presents. These presents were the only holiday decorative item used and can be easily replaced with napkins after Christmas.

Atlanta Home Staging Kitchen Table Christmas Decor

In summary, here are the three tips on how to prepare you home for sale during the holidays:

  • If you bring a holiday decorative item in, replace it with something that is already out.
  • Use accessories that follow the season, as oppose to the holiday. 
  • Use holiday decor sparingly

 

Home Staging Atlanta - Kathy Nielsen - 678 522 8392

RESA Professional Stager of the Year - Southern Region 2011

This Atlanta home stager understands what it takes to separate your home or listing from the others on the market. Armed with a massive inventory, we can add the furniture and accessories befitting the style of the home as well as the demographics of the buyer. We also provide our after pictures at no additional charge. 

 

Atlanta Georgia Home Stager Kathy Nielsen

 

Our Atlanta home staging services have helped hundreds of sellers secure a contract quickly. Visit our website at http://atlantahomestaging.net to see first-hand the solutions for selling your home, listing or flipped property. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by emailing Kathy at Kathy@HomeStagingAtlanta.com or by calling 678 522 8392. We've got the furniture and accessories your home needs!

 

 

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