Home Staging Tip…Don’t Let Your Halloween Decorations Scare Away Your Buyers
Just because your house is on the market now doesn’t mean that you have to pretend that it isn’t Fall or that Halloween is around the corner.
Home has become even more of a sanctuary for many of us and that’s not a bad thing to convey to buyers.
What you want to remember, though, is the principle behind staging or styling your home for sale and that is to allow potential buyers to see the space…the liveability of the property.
Below Are Tips That Won’t Scare Your Buyers Away.
-Talk To Your Agent First
They know your local market…what may work and what may not.
-Hold Off On Decorations Until AFTER MLS Photos Have Been Taken
This is another reason why you want to speak with your agent first. These photos are the first thing that potential buyers will see.
Seasonal decorations can date your listing.
-Keep It Simple
Resist the urge to “holiday” every room and flat surface of your house.
-Make Sure Your Buyers Can See The Front of Your House
Buyers begin forming their first impressions as they pull up to your home.
Make sure they’ll be able to see your house. Save the blow-up pumpkins for your new home.
And remember, those Halloween decorations are cute when they are lit up at night, but your buyers will get their first preview of your house during the day.
Between ghosts and goblins and spider webs and ghouls, don’t make your buyers have to duck, sidestep and hop over pumpkins just to get through the front door.
-Don’t Overwhelm Buyers With Scents of the Season
While I love pumpkin-spice scents, some buyers may be allergic to strong scents. CLEAN and FRESH are always good scents.
Things You CAN Do…
-Use the Colors of the Season in Simple Decorations
Orange may not go with every decorating theme. For example, if you have pinks and pastels in your home, try white pumpkins instead of orange.
You can use simple floral arrangements or a few small white pumpkins around a pillar candle.
-Add Color to Your Entry with Seasonal Plants
Mums are perfect for this season!
You can enjoy the season and still have your home on the market if you follow these tips!!!