The holidays have enough stressors on their own, let alone staging a home during them! Thankfully, it’s advantageous to stage your home to sell during the holiday season. Studies show that staging is a reliable way to get your home to sell faster and for more money. But how can you take advantage of the holidays to optimize these results?
Put the wrapping paper away. Pick up the toys. Sweep that tinsel up. You simply cannot stage a home without cleaning and decluttering. We’ve all visited that messy friend’s house: all you see is the mess. And how can a buyer picture living in a messy house?
Decorate the interior.
During the cold winter months, it’s a good idea to make your home look as cozy as possible. Adding some tasteful holiday decorations can add a huge advantage because they instantly help the visitor experience what it would be like to spend the holidays at your home.
However, one must not forget the things that make your home appealing in the first place. If you have good windows that show off a gorgeous view, for instance, you don’t want to block them with a gargantuan christmas tree. But, throwing some logs into the fireplace and lighting a gingerbread-scented candle can underscore what is already great about your home.
Take care of your lawn.
Winters in your area may mean having to give your front yard more TLC. You want to make sure that no buyers sees dead leaves, twigs, and weeds. Your yard must be well-kept, as it is a safety concern and can make or break your curb appeal.
Put up holiday lights.
Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas yourself, that doesn’t mean your buyer won’t. You want to invoke the cheerful, bright feelings of Christmas as soon as they pull up in your driveway. String lights are a great way to make your home pop among the other houses in your neighborhood. The more symmetrical, clean, and aesthetically pleasing these lights appear, the better impression you make.
Take quality photos.
You want to take photos that are as professional-looking as possible. But, make sure you take these photos before adding your holiday decorations. If your home still hasn’t sold in March and your photos still have Christmas lights in them, it tells the buyers how your home couldn’t sell since December. Big no-no!
We hope these tips help turn your home into a winter wonderland!
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