November 28th, 2012 1:52 PM by Francine Jeffers C.B.R., S.R.E.S.,A.S.P.
Here are some suggestions for Staging your home for the Holiday Season.
Warm and Inviting: If you have a Fireplace now is the time to light a fire during showings or Open Houses. The key is to keep your home toasty and warm. You want the Buyers to visualize living there. A warm home invites them in. This is so important especially if the property is empty.When a home is cold the Buyers rush through it and they are not comfortable.
Lighting: Invest in timers to keep lights on. A well lit house is inviting for Buyers. Also for security keep different lights on at different times.
Keep decorations simple not overpowering.
Make sure you keep driveway and stairs shoveled.
As Barb Schwarz says : If you cannot see it , you cannot sell it. " Barb's advice is to make sure the yard is clean including snow, branches and leaves. Is the home well lit? Prepare the outside as well as the inside. All of these are important when selling your home.
These are all important when postitioning your home for potential Buyers.