Showing Your Home During the Holidays

The holidays are here and your calendars are packed with parties and activities. Not only are budgets strained but roads are covered in snow. And to top it off you are showing your home this holiday season. Make it easier on yourself and entice perspective buyers with these five tips.

  1. Decorate, but not too much
    Decking the halls for the holidays often makes homes look their best. However, sellers should be wary of going overboard. Oversized adornments often crowd spaces while distracting and turning off potential buyers. You also can avoid offending buyers by opting for general fall or winter decorations and avoiding religious themed items.
  2. Mind the Tree
    Sure, a tall Christmas tree accentuates your two-story living room, but keep in mind the size of the base. A too wide base could potentially overwhelm your floor space and perspective buyers. You can save space and show off your great room with a skinnier tree. When decorating, swapping antique heirloom ornaments for a cohesive theme also goes a long way.
  3. Cozy-fy
    Making your home feel warm and cozy gives house hunters an inviting place to escape from the cold. Start by cranking up the heat, playing soft classical music and setting out homemade holiday treats during showings. Encouraging buyers to spend more time in your time, also gives them more time to admire features they might have missed with a quick walk through.
  4. Price to Sell
    Regardless of the time of year, you always want to price your home to sell. Rather than gradually making price adjustments, we suggest that sellers slash their initial price before putting their home on the market to attract the most offers. After all, a below market price home is sure to make buyers feel merry.
  5. Always declutter
    Going along with tip number one, a few decorations go a long way, but many sellers tend to fill up all of their extra space to hang every last ornament. Cutting back on the decorations and clearing the clutter shows off your extra space to potential buyers. This decluttering also allows potential buyers picture their own decorations in the space. And remember next year, you will be in a new home and bring out all the decorations you went without this year!