Selling and Staging Your Home During the Holidays
Just because you’re selling your house doesn’t mean you have to forego celebrating the holidays. This is especially true if you have young children in your home. Moving can be stressful enough for wee ones so go ahead and let them have their holiday!
Just be sure to remember that the same principles that apply to staging your home for sale, will apply when you decorate it for the holidays…
* Remove anything that will distract from your buyer seeing the possibilities of your property.
* Address anything that will detract from your buyer’s viewing of your property.
* Let your buyer see the possibilities as well as the livability of your home.
Here are 7 tips to help you as you sell and stage your home for the holidays.
1. Inflatable snowmen and Santas are cute at night but during the day, detract from your curb appeal.
Box up and store these goodies until you sell your house and move into your new home.
2. Every flat space (and that includes your walls) does not have to be covered with Christmas ornaments and decorations.
Just because it’s flat doesn’t mean you have to put something on it. And you don’t have to use every decoration that you own.
3. You don’t have to use red and green in your house if it does not complement the rest of your home.
4. When you think you’re done, stand back and take a look. If anything jumps out at you...remove it.
5. Resist the urge to overwhelm your home (and your buyers) with the scents of the holidays.
6. Do NOT rearrange your furniture to accommodate your oversized Christmas tree and at the same time block pathways and the VIEW that is a selling point for your house.
7. DO NOT place your real wrapped gifts under the tree.
Enjoy the holidays but remember that the sooner you get your house sold, the sooner you’ll be able to move on to your new home and celebrate your next holiday there.