Selling your Home during the Holidays

Selling your home during the holidays does not mean your family can’t decorate. Moving is stressful enough without removing the joy of the season. Just keep in mind the following and you’ll be fine.

  1. You may want to reconsider where you put the tree. Remember that putting the tree in front of the window may block a lot of natural light, something we never want to do when selling a home.
  2. Be sure not to block walkways and important features. You still want buyers to see what the home as to offer and you don’t want to make it difficult for them to do so by blocking off the flow of the home.
  3. Speaking of trees you may also want to reconsider the size of the tree. You don’t want it to overwhelm the room and make it feel small or cluttered.
  4. Remove anything religious. I know, religion may be a big part of the holiday for you but just like selling any other time of the year we want to keep your home neutral so we can appeal to as many potential buyers as possible.
  5. Opt for colors that work with your color scheme. This will make the decorations look intentional and give it more of a magazine/Instagram ready feel, a look buyers enjoy.
  6. Put away the Holiday cards. Like the family gallery wall now is not the right time to dedicate a wall to share other people’s family photo’s.
  7. Don’t over do it. A tree in every room isn’t necessary at this point.
  8. Don’t forget to decorate the outside to maximize curb appeal. A wreath on the front door and beautiful pots are desired in every season.
  9. Take down the decorations a day or two after the Holiday.
  10. Don’t decorate until after the photo’s are taken. If you include a tree in your photo’s and your house doesn’t sell immediately your pictures will look dated and will need to be re done.

If you keep these things in mind while you deck the halls your holiday decorations should appeal to potential buyers like any other beautifully staged home.