The holidays are approaching us quickly
Regardless of the religious denomination you belong to - the next few weeks will probably be more chaotic to the majority of you as you are preparing to wind down 2012 with family and friends. If you have your home the market, this season of year can be particularly complex. Fortunately I have great news for those homeowners
desiring to get on with selling home over the holiday season (Also this does not include removing your home from the market).
in spite of what time of the year it is, most home stagers suggest that a seller go ahead and take away as many personal decorations and items as
feasible, "Less becomes more." The list includes trophies, photos, and even your the refrigerator artwork gallery created by your children. Now, I know you feel this makes your home feel impersonal and cold, however it lets potential buyers visualize themselves as living in your home, which raises your odds of getting a sale. Over the holiday season it may be difficult to contain your holiday cheer up in the attic although it is a straightforward way of staging your home so it appears to be spacious, without impeding pathways or appearing cluttered.
Additionally, it is imperative to keep in mind that certain ethnicity backgrounds might view overtly religious decorations as offensive while a good way to stay non-provocative is to avoid holiday decorations altogether. Or another alternative is to switch your manger scene for a pine cone basket and opt for an all-purpose fall and winter décor in contrast to those containing religious themes. If you absolutely feel the need to be religious, choose a strategic location and display your menorah upon the a bay window ledge or suspending mistletoe from an arched doorway. Don't cover up or down-play features that sell your home such as windows, a fireplace, or stair. In most situations, sellers are ahead using a slighter Christmas tree, however a tall, skinny tree is a terrific way of calling attention to a high cathedral ceiling.
Another crucial point to think about during winter is that the majority of potential home buyers begin their searches using real estate magazines, and the internet so you must make certain the best photographs showing your home to it's best advantage are available to these buyers, even if you must hire a professional photographer. You also should anticipate less foot traffic because of holiday vacations and inclement weather so you might also consider creating a video excursion of your home by providing home seekers a virtual tour without having to go out in inclement weather.
Showing your home during the holidays is often hard, however it's also the ideal opportunity for targeting serious buyers who have some available time to hunt for a house-
particularly while your competitors might be taking time off. In addition, December is the last month for those buyers attempting to put an investment together prior to a new fiscal year commencing.
Dec 11, 2012