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6 Home Staging Tips for the Holidays

Christmas wreath on a front doorDecember may be a busy month for most people with holiday parties and gift shopping, but that doesn’t mean Bethesda home buyers have stopped searching for their dream home.

One of our previous blog posts outlined three main benefits of selling your home during the holidays: less competition with other Bethesda home sellers, more buyers who are serious about finding a home, and the perfect emotional appeal to stage your home with little effort on your part.

Today, we’re going to talk about how to enhance your home’s appeal this holiday season with these DIY home staging tips for the holidays.

How to Make Bethesda Buyers Feel Home for the Holidays

Your ultimate goal with home staging is to make potential buyers want your home to be theirs, and during the month of December, buyers are likely looking to find their home for the holidays.

Holiday staging is all about taking the joy, happiness, and comforts of the season and enhancing them with your decorations and interior layout, so here are six ways that you can do just that and make Bethesda buyers want your home for the holidays.

1. Welcome Buyers to Your Front Door

Create a great first impression for potential home buyers by decorating your front door with a seasonal wreath. If you want to take it a step further, hang white Christmas tree lights around the entrance to draw buyers’ eyes straight to your entryway, welcoming them into your home as soon as they see it.

2. Let Them Enter a Winter Wonderland

What reminds people of the holidays? Evergreen trees, new-fallen snow, and twinkling lights are a few examples. Showcase this popular image of the holidays with subtle adornments, like an evergreen centerpiece on the dining room table, electric candles in every window, or a garland on the staircase.

3. Match Your Home Decor

Instead of hanging up your traditional Christmas tree and any sentimental ornaments, opt for a tree that matches the space. For example, if your living room is a light shade of blue, choose ornaments that complement the colors well, like gold or silver, and put away red baubles and lights that can clash with your existing color scheme.

fireplace decorated for Christmas4. Draw Buyers to the Fireplace

Perpetuate that warm and cozy feeling of “home for the holidays” with your fireplace. This element of your home is a great way to cater to buyers’ emotions with little effort, but you can always accentuate the hearth and mantle with candles, plain stockings, or a garland.

5. Treat Your Home’s Visitors to Holiday Goodies

Make an extra batch of cookies this year, setting aside one for the holiday party and one for home buyers. A tasty Christmas treat is a great way to entice buyers to stick around a little longer, and the smell of cookies or hot apple cider can fill your home with holiday sentiments that buyers are eager to experience.

6. Follow Tradition: Declutter and Depersonalize

Just because the holidays are here and buyers are more serious about finding their home for the holidays doesn’t mean sellers can skip the traditional aspects of home staging.

Before you put up the tree and holiday decorations, make sure that you touch on these key components of home staging:

  • remove unnecessary clutter
  • thoroughly clean the floors and carpet
  • dust off the ceiling fan and other surfaces
  • open the windows to let natural light in

Call us at 301.656.7700 if you need any home staging advice — as Bethesda real estate experts, we know what home buyers are looking for.

We Can Help You Sell for Top Dollar in a Short Time

For the past few years, our team of real estate professionals has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal among the Top 25 Real Estate Teams in the United States, and we’ve helped many Bethesda home sellers market their property and sell for top dollar in a short time.

We can offer all the resources you need to help you sell your home, from Bethesda real estate sold data or a free home evaluation to help you determine the right price for your home to 10 low-cost staging tips to impress Bethesda home buyers.

Let us help you sell your own home this season — contact us at 301.656.7700 or and let’s talk about your real estate goals for the holidays.

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