How to give your home magic and sparkle when selling this Christmas
Deck the halls with boughs of holly…
Whether your home is tinsel-tastic or bubbling with baubles, we will all soon be adding some festive cheer to our interiors. Staging your home for sale is important any time of the year, but when it comes to Christmas you need to ensure you’re inviting potential buyers into a home and not Santa’s grotto. So how do you impress buyers and still give your home magic and sparkle?
When buyers come to view your property, they are coming to look at your home not the winter wonderland you’ve created. If you get a little crazy with Christmas spirit just try and remember you want to sell your house and you don’t know who the next buyer through the door will be. You want to ensure your home feels welcoming, which can be simply achieved by having a beautiful wreath on your front door.
Step Into Christmas
When staging and decorating your home for the festive season you want to make sure that your decorations complement your decor and architectural style. We recommend that you stick to using two main colours and work with your home’s interior. Keeping a consistent feel throughout every room will ensure that your decorations and décor work together creating a elegant look that will make potential buyers feel at home.
Oh Christmas Tree
When it comes to Christmas trees, size matters – you don’t want your tree dominating your room, as it will make it feel smaller than it actually is. Getting proportions right is really important, but if a home boasting high ceilings can easily carry off a tall, striking tree – in fact, this will emphasise a key feature of your property.
Mistletoe & Wine
What many people forget when selling their home is that it should be a sensory experience. Imagine walking into a house that is filled with the scents of Christmas – cinnamon, spiced apple and gingerbread. Think about also adding textures, such as luxurious throws, to your sofa and beds, as these will make your home feel cosy, and on a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing buyers will want more. Don’t forget to put your fire and heating on too.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
If you didn’t declutter your home before you placed it on the market, it’s essential to get this done as soon as possible. Clutter makes a home feel disorganised and smaller than it is – buyers want to see how they can make your house their home, and clutter can be distracting. Also remember that in a few weeks’ time, a certain someone will be coming down your chimney with a sack full of new things, and decluttering will give you the space you need when all those gifts arrive.
Driving home for Christmas
When nights are cold and dark, there is nothing more welcoming than arriving home to a house with lights on, especially at Christmas with the fairy lights twinkling. Give your buyers a festive welcome and ensure your home is well lit on the inside and out. Using white or blue lights on your home’s exterior normally works best, but you know what will work best for your property.
Even though we are on the countdown to Christmas there is still plenty of time to sell your home before the end of the year. The buyers who are looking now are serious about moving, whilst some sellers may be pausing their sale until the new year.
Give your home some magic and sparkle this Christmas and we can find a buyer, taking away some of the stresses and strains to give you a silent night this festive season and a new home and new start in 2020. If you’re thinking of selling your home in Shropshire, come and chat to the members of our sales teams.