10 Tips for Holiday Home Staging Success
Selling a home over the holidays is different than other times of the year. Most buyers don’t want to see your holiday collections or decorations – let them envision their own.
Here are my 10 best tips for staging your home when it’s on the market over the holidays:
1. Create some front door appeal. A simple, live wreath on the front door is classy. Add a big bow for major impact. Let them know this is just the beginning of a house they will love.
2. Curb appeal is also important. What will your buyers see as they drive up to your house? This is where their excitement starts. Add a colorful mat (preferably a non-holiday one) outside the door. A big urn or two next to the front door is preferred. You can add fake or real Christmas trees and decorate them if you like, just keep it simple.
Stand back and get a full picture of the front of your house. Have you overdone it? If so, remove one thing and keep paring down until you get the right look. Unsure? Ask a friend what she thinks. If she hesitates with her answer and doesn’t immediately get excited, you know it probably doesn’t look good.
3. Keep outside holiday decorations to minimum. Yard decorations, outdoor house lights, and holiday collections are distracting and should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether. Home staging is always about less versus more. This is especially true outside.