Pink House Team
The Holiday Season is quickly approaching. We begin with Halloween quickly followed by Thanksgiving and on the heels of that comes Christmas. And don't forget New Years!
Let's start with Halloween. If you are someone that loves Halloween and decorates accordingly, here are a few tips. Don't have goblins and skeletons in every corner. A buyer looking at your house shouldn't be frightened to death. If you use those cob web things by your front door be sure you put them high enough so if a 6'2" buyer comes to look at your house, he or she, isn't caught in a cob web. It is especially bad if you have a big black fake spider in it, too.
You might consider having an open house on Halloween night. What better time then when kids and parents both come to your door? Be sure to take down your decorations immediately after Halloween. Buyers will wonder why you still have your decorations up. They might not ask too many questions if you leave candy by the door.
Next comes Turkey Day also known as Thanksgiving. This day has its own decoration theme. Fall Leaves and Cornucopia (had to look up the spelling on that), a fake lighted Turkey and a few Pilgrims in strategic places. Buyers will love the smells of this season. You can get a Scentsy or something similar. You can use a nice pumpkin spice smell. Please not in every room. Speaking of pumpkin, if you still have your pumpkin from Halloween, now is the time to cook it.
Christmas countdown is a crazy time. Some people put their Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving. If that is you remember to take down the fake lighted Turkey and switch out the Pilgrims for Wise Men. Be sure to put the tree in a place that is the least intrusive. For instance, don't put it in the doorway between the kitchen and living room. Buyers will need to picture their own tree in the house. If you haven't taken down the Christmas lights from last Christmas all you will need to do is plug them in unless you got the kind that if one bulb it out the whole string is out. That is a little more complicated. Be sure that all gifts are wrapped neatly under the tree. And be sure that the sleigh and reindeer on the roof are secure--we have a lot of wind. Also, be sure that the cord going to Frosty on your front lawn in not something that prospective buyers will trip over.
It will be OK to decline showings on Christmas Day.
Some people don't take their Christmas tree down until after New Years. I do not recommend this. It is not good to mix holidays and New Years is only a week away. Take Frosty and the sleigh down, too. You can leave the lights up on the roof. Your new buyer may want them. Leave the mistletoe in the doorway, though, so that new buyers will have to kiss on the way in. It should give them a great feeling of being at home.
Hopefully you have already planned your New Years Eve open house. What a great way to invite all of your friends and their friends to your house. Be sure to have them sign in with their name, email address, and phone so that your Realtor can follow up with them.
Hope these tips help! If so send this blog onto all of your friends so they will know, too!
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