Selling your property during the festive period may leave you questioning how to present it. Chances are you’ll still be celebrating at home on Christmas Day, but how can you enjoy the season without putting off buyers?
Let’s explore some do’s and don’ts:
Decorate before your photoshoot. If your home doesn’t sell by Christmas, a festive scene may put potential buyers off.
Light up the exterior. Viewers may not share your sense of festive fun and will want to look closely at your home from the outside. So, avoid garish displays and stick an elegant wreath or just a few fairy lights.
Overdo window displays. While spray-on snow or stickers may be cute at Christmas, they can also reduce the amount of natural light, making your home feel cold and dark – especially at this time of year.
Stay understated. A Christmas tree and a few traditional decorations, such as a garland for the mantlepiece or some candles, will impart festive cheer without distracting viewers from your home’s key features. This year, less is more.
Go neutral. Balance out the red and green tones of the season with fresh neutral paintwork, soft furnishings and white lights for the tree.
Scent the air with comforting seasonal smells like cinnamon, ginger, pine, and orange using candles, freshly baked goods, or subtle air fresheners.