If you are thinking about putting your home on the market during the holiday season, you might be wondering about the best way to stage it. You probably want to make your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers. This is important any time of the year, but there are certain considerations that you will want to keep in mind when selling your home during the holiday season. Follow these tips to stage your home the right way and to hopefully bring in potential buyers.
1. Avoid Religious Decorations
Even though you might usually like to break out your religious decorations for the holiday season, you may want to avoid doing so when you are putting your home up for sale. You want potential buyers to feel completely comfortable when they walk into your home, and if they do not have the same religious beliefs that you have, they might not feel entirely comfortable or "at home" when they walk in. Instead of breaking out the religious decorations, consider sticking to non-denominational seasonal decorations.
2. Don't Use Too Many Decorations
Since it's the holiday season, it is the perfect time to break out seasonal decorations to make your home look great. However, you will want to use your decorations to enhance your home, not to make it look cluttered. One big issue that you have to watch out for when staging a home any time of the year is making it look cluttered and too small, and this can be a particular concern when you break out your Christmas tree and other seasonal decorations. Less is more when decorating a home that is being put up for sale.
3. Use a Nice Scent
Making sure that your home smells good—without the smell being too overpowering, which can bother people with allergies or can make it seem as if you are trying to cover up an unpleasant smell in the home—is important. The holiday season is perfect for adding a nice scent to your home, since the perfect solution is to pop a cookie sheet of your favorite holiday cookies in the oven or to light a natural seasonal candle.
As you can see, there are a few holiday staging tips that you can follow during the holiday season. Give these tips a try, and you might be surprised by how many potential buyers you are able to attract when you put your home on the market. Contact a real estate agent for more information.