Light up your home for buyers
Show the potential of each room in a warm, welcoming way. And remember, always stage from the perspective of the buyer standing in the doorway.
SET OUT HOLIDAY DECOR, WITHIN REASON
One of the most common questions we get asked is “should I decorate for the holidays?” The answer is sure, why not?
A tastefully decorated home is attractive to the majority of buyers. I have one caveat: This may not be the time to take out all your decorations. If your Christmas village has taken over the living room, perhaps this year leave it in the box. Too many decorations can clutter a space and could be a big turnoff.
Modest and tasteful is the key to holiday decor while trying to sell.
Most importantly during the dreary dark days of winter, light up your home to give it a more welcoming appeal. Emphasize the natural light by opening every curtain or blind. Even on a cold day one can enjoy a warm sunbeam. In addition, turn on every light for showings and consider adding more lights if you still have a dark room or poorly lit areas.
Following these simple suggestions will help your house sell and set you apart from your competition during the winter real estate slowdown.
Heather Faulkner is a realtor with Re/max Excellence. She has over 12 years experience helping buyers and sellers in the Edmonton area. Heather can be contacted with any of your real estate questions or needs at email@example.com, (780) 710-7232, or on Facebook at The Faulkner Group.
The winter slowdown can impact home sales, but Heather Faulkner recommends paying attention to the details to present your home in the best light during the winter months.