Christmas is almost here but the real estate market marches on and there are still buyers and sellers looking to buy or sell their home. It can be a little daunting at this time of year when you have your home on the market and are looking to make it look its best for the holidays. You’d like to enjoy your last holiday at your home but also know less is better when you have a home to sell.
What to do? Here are some tips.
Subtle touches are best like a simple Christmas wreath on the door, pretty centerpiece on the table and maybe some homey Christmas smells. Keep to one theme. Maybe your decorations are earthy like cranberries and real Christmas greens or a certain color like white lights and white decorations. Keep to the theme so everything looks clean and cohesive.
You may have some special features you’d like to highlight like a fireplace mantel or crown moldings or an attractive doorway. Place some simple decorations to accent the feature and draw the eye to it but not so much that it is hidden and hard to see.
Put up some simple white lights and forgo the tacky decorations and don’t over do it. Simple is better.
A Christmas tree is a nice feature but consider your room. You may not mind if your tree takes up a lot of your room, but your buyers will think the room is small. If your ceilings are high, pick a taller tree to accent that. You may want to go with a smaller, thinner tree this year if your space is limited. It will make the room look bigger.
Turn your heat up. You want the home to feel warm and toasty. If you have a fireplace, keep a fire going. It really makes the home feel cozy and you buyers will want to stay and look around.
Food is always a great touch! At this time of year, warm drinks and sweet treats are desirable. Hot cider, hot chocolate and homemade cookies make the house smell good and everyone loves a warm, tasty treat.
Enjoy your holidays and your selling journey and your buyers will feel the same way.
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This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on December 5, 2018. We are your community experts and can help take the anxiety out of your real estate transaction. We can help you with your BOLDTown move.