Holiday Decorating Compromises for Stubborn Sellers

If you decide you cannot live through a holiday seasons without decorating your home, at least keep the decorations to a minimum. Don’t block or cover up important selling features such as fireplace mantels, stairs, stained-glass windows. Consider hiring a home stager to do home staging with the buyer in mind.

  • Tone down the size of the tree. In place of a 10-foot tree, try decorating a table-top, four-foot version.
  • Stack wrapped presents in a closet or in one corner.
  • Use more splashes of red than green because red is an emotionally appealing color.
  • Resist the urge to hang banners and use greenery instead such as evergreen or rosemary garlands.
  • Display centerpieces made from pine cones or other wintry pieces of nature.
  • Never leave candles burning unattended.
  • Set a plate of cookies on the counter, next to festive paper napkins for guests.
  • Simmer spicy apple cider on the stove, and set out cups and serving utensil.

 

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