As we shared in our recent blog post, the holiday season can be a lucrative time of year to sell your Chetek WI home. However, that is if it’s ready for the real estate market. Prior to listing your Chetek home, you’ll want to be sure all repairs are made and then move on to one of the most important aspects of your home sale— staging.
Home staging can often help a property to sell quicker—allowing a buyer to envision themselves in the home as well as the property’s potential—and during the holidays, you’ll have a new set of staging rules. Below are a few of those rules and guidelines that can help your home show its best during this time of year.
Keep exterior decor simple
When it comes to decorating the outside of your Chetek WI home for the holidays, less is more. Simple white lights appeal to the vast majority of homebuyers and a single wreath on your front door is enough to add a festive edge without overdoing it. You’ll want to pass on that inflatable Santa Claus or life-size snow globe while your home is on the market.
Since the days are now shorter and daylight is limited, it’s important to make sure your home is well-lit. In addition to your holiday lights outside, turn on any exterior lights that you have and if your home is showing during the day, open the curtains to allow in the most sunlight.
Keep a neutral palette
As you would during any other time of year, it’s essential to keep a neutral palette for buyers. Avoid decking the halls with any bold colors or decor. Instead, keep your indoor holiday decor in a single color scheme that matches the interior of your home. For instance, if you have blue walls, red could be too much in the eyes of today’s buyer, so rather, you might like to stick to a silver or gold.
Create cozy feelings
The holiday season is notorious for evoking cozy, nostalgic feelings for buyers. Make sure the house is warm (turn up the heat!) and inviting both indoors and outdoors. If you have a fireplace, light it for any buyers that may be coming through. You never know— they just might be able to envision themselves hosting holiday gatherings and making memories there if you help set the stage!
As your local real estate experts in the City of Lakes, you can count on Six Lakes Realty to help you prepare your home for the real estate market and today’s buyers. Give us a call today for more information about selling your home just in time for the new year!
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