It’s that time of the year when we open up our houses to family and friends. Our calendars are packed, and our budgets are strained. But the Holidays don’t have to mean that you can’t put your house on the market.
Typically, there are fewer house hunters during the holidays, but the ones you get tend to be more motivated. Here are some ways to make your home appealing to those Holiday Buyers:
1. Stage First: The most obvious first step to having an appealing home is to get it staged prior to decorating. Having a stager come in to create a warm and welcoming environment will create the perfect start to your Holiday Home. A stager can transform your home and make the best use of the space by de-cluttering and rearranging furniture.
2. Pick the perfect tree (or not): A Christmas tree in the right space can really show off a room, but in smaller spaces it might be better to skip it. You do not want to eat up precious floor space with a large tree. I know in my home I am always moving furniture to fit my tree and sometimes it can create a cramped space.
3. Decorate for your Décor: It is important to keep your space and your design style in mind when decorating your home. Having a cohesive design will help to accentuate your homes features. If you have a traditional style, then going with the classic red and green elements will work well. In a modern space, sleek white and cooler tones would be better.
4. Keep it Neutral: It is important to decorate your home to appeal to a variety of different people. You can do this with color, or seasonal accents, but it is important to keep religion out of it.
5. Lights: Don’t go overboard with the lights when decorating your home. Using white lights is better than using colored lights, the whites will give your home a simple, classic look. It is important that when decorating with lights to keep in mind the overall look. Make sure to hide extension cords or hooks.
6. De-Personalize: The number one rule for staging is to de-personalize, the same goes for decorating for the Holidays. Box up the greeting cards and the heirloom ornaments. It is also important to not overload the bottom of the tree with presents, keep it simple and uncluttered.