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It’s that time of year again when everything is merry and bright, from streets to businesses, and everything in between. However, in the midst of all this, one thing that you most definitely want to make merry is your open house, as it can draw in and attract all sorts of buyers during this so-called “slow season”. Join us today as we give you some helpful tips to make your holiday open house pop!

When thinking about an open house for the holidays, one of the words that should come to mind it “inviting”. Now, while many open houses should be inviting, your holiday open house should be seen as more so, both to be in line with the season, and to offer a welcoming place for potential buyers to take shelter from the cold. Turn up your thermostat a little bit, keep that fireplace going (whether it be gas or a wood stove) and have something warm set up for the buyers to drink. Even if it’s a make-your-own hot chocolate station, it will go a long way in the buyer’s mind.
Another topic you need to consider is how you plan to decorate your home. Of course, you want to make sure that your home is festive for the holidays, but you also want to make sure that your home does not look like someone is “living” in it. Let us explain—a home that has many personal belongings displayed, such as family photos, heirlooms, and the like, generally pop out less in the mind of sellers because they cannot see themselves moving in, when someone else’s personal keepsakes are displayed. An easy way to fix this for the holidays is to take any personal items, and replace them with festive items. For example, take down those photos off of the fireplace mantel and replace them with some holly leaves, or poinsettias. By doing this, you can both make your home more festive, and more “buyable”.

Finally, our last piece of advice is to not overdo your decorations. Skip the Clark Griswold light spectacle, and keep things simple on the inside. Feel free to keep your tree up, but perhaps hiding your elf-on-a-shelf in a box will do some good. Keep it simple, and buyers will keep you in mind.

For more tips on listings during the holiday season, or to get some more real estate advice, feel free to pop on into our office. We would love to chat, and to see what we can do for you!

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