Staging Your Home For The Winter
Many sellers believe staging a home is the main reason a home sells. If you can create a feeling in a buyer while they are in your home, they are more likely to be able to view themselves living there..
Simple “seasonal” staging such as changing the color of your decor or having an aroma in the air that is relative to the time of year ( pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cinnamon sticks, etc ) can go a long way with some buyers and possibly be the difference between them buying your home or not.
One of the best tips I give to sellers in the winter is to keep your home warm!! A warm house is more cozy and makes buyers feel more at home. Even if you like it cooler, turn up the heat for a showing so that the buyer isn't concerned the heating system isn't working or that the home is hard to heat..
On the same note as being warm, if you have a fireplace, light it! Nothing says cozy like a fire in the winter ( gas logs count!!). The colder it is outside, the more important this is... When combined with the aroma of pie, the buyers may want to just stay for a while!!
Another big staging concern in winter is lighting. Not only does it get dark much earlier, but some days tend to be "gloomier" and it is more important than ever to make your home appear light and bright... A well lit home is inviting for the buyers. If you work past dark, set timers so your lights come on before dark in cast your home gets a last minute showing. Not to mention, it is nice for you to come home to a well lit home too!
So there you have it... winter's most important staging tips. In case you missed it, I wrote a blog a while back on staging.. 9 Tips For Staging Your Home To Sell .. Here you can find more helpful tips on staging your home to sell faster and for the most money possible.
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