Selling a home during the holidays is no small feat. Below are a few tips to create warmth in your space during the colder winter months.
1. Create a cozy environment. Some might suggest baking cookies or lighting a candle before showings to get people in a homey mood. Instead, consider putting a crockpot full of spiced cider in the kitchen to provide visitors with a warm winter feeling. Simply pour apple cider or juice into a crockpot, add whole cloves and cinnamon sticks and set it to low. The delicious, cozy scent will make everyone feel right at home.
2. Set the mood. Play some soft instrumental holiday music so your potential buyers get a little holiday cheer and turn the heat up slightly before the showing. The warmth will make buyers feel at home and cozy on a cold day.
3. Less is more as it relates to outside decorations. Feel free to enjoy your decorations inside if you are trying to sell but keep the outside decorations to a minimum. Most buyers realize that what is inside the home will go with you, so creating a realistic representation of the outside of the home the way it is all year is the best first impression.
4. Avoid putting real gifts under the tree. Instead of showcasing your family's holiday gifts, opt for empty boxes wrapped in colorful paper that accent your Christmas tree. Select an assortment of boxes that range in size to provide an amazing holiday picture.
5. Take pre-holiday pictures. If you are even slightly considering selling your home, take a few pictures of your favorite rooms before you decorate. This is important so that people can get an idea of what they look like without holiday decorations. Naturally, my professional photographer will take amazing pictures prior to listing but having a couple that do not have holiday decorations is useful.
Living in the Queen City is an amazing experience. Charlotte has been the place where I married the love of my life, raised our four children and worked in the education field until becoming a real estate agent. This city has so much to offer.
As a realtor, my first priority is to make my clients happy. Listening to my clients' wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction and striving to ensure that the home buying or selling process is as stress-free as possible is my ultimate goal.
Being a Charlotte native, I have witnessed its evolution into a bustling metropolitan city that retains its small-town feel. My intimate knowledge of this region, and my experiences of having lived here all of my life give me enthusiasm and a desire to make my home, your home.
Are you interested in working with me? Contact me at 704.565.9748 or TiffanySears@kw.com.
Pictured is 7232 Avoncliff Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28270, a property listed by Sara Ryan of Keller Willams SouthPark. She can be contacted at Sara.Ryan@kw.com.