Who doesn’t love a bit of Christmas Spirit?
As Christmas fast approaches, many of us will be thinking about all the organising and planning that comes with it; shopping, catch-ups, decorations, food – it’s exhausting to think about! The Summer holiday period is a busy time and can sometimes be overwhelming, and when you add trying to sell your house on top of that, well let’s not get into that maybe..No, just kidding! Vendors at Christmas time do not fear! Here at Reliance we have faith that any time of the year is a good time to sell and that we can help you get the best price possible. Keep reading to find out what we recommend to help keep the ball rolling on interest and prospecting buyers over the Christmas period.In Australia we might not have the picture perfect ‘White Christmas’ you would find in parts of Europe or America, but here we have the sunshine and freshly bloomed flowers which I know I prefer anyway. There’s no better way to capture a potential buyers’ attention than allowing them to envision themselves in your home. Keep the place cool with fans and air conditioners, keep it smelling and looking pleasant with some fresh flowers around, and try to ensure the styling of your home is current, light and welcoming. Tips on how to do this is to include lighter colours that remind you of summer, keep areas open if possible, and if you have any throw blankets switch out the heavy warmer ones for lighter linen or cotton type materials. It adds texture and style and is inviting to those who walk through.
Now that you’ve got your foundation of home styling, if you haven’t already, don’t be hesitant in putting up your Christmas decorations. During an open for inspection, as prospecting buyers walk through your home, the presence of decorations also assists in helping them envision themselves living there. Whether they like or dislike your particular taste, they will be able to gather a greater sense of what it would be like in this house at Christmas time for them.
With that said, there are wrong and right ways of decorating your home with Christmas ornaments – that’s right, it is possible to over-do it in this circumstance. Open for inspections are always done during the day, so don’t worry so much about the roof and hundreds of lawn and garden decorations. Stick to classy and simple, if you want lights outside, install simple string lights around the edge of the roof or perhaps if you have a tree in your front yard, weave the lights through the branches. Path lights are always a nice feature, too.
When it comes to the inside of your home, avoid mismatched decorations, including on the tree and throughout the house. Aim to have a consistent theme and pace yourself when it comes to putting things around the house – there doesn’t have to be something in every nook and crevice, however a nice spread and especially a nicely decorated main area. Being in that room will raise everyone’s mood and lift their Christmas spirit, allowing them to leave the inspection feeling happy and left with a good impression.
If you’re ever unsure about how to set up your decorations this year, do a search on Google and you should easily be able to find some inspiration – the options are endless!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE RELIANCE FAMILY