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5 Tips For Creating Holiday Displays That Can Help Sell A Home

5 Tips For Creating Holiday Displays That Can Help Sell A Home

Isn’t there just something special and magical about the holiday season? This time of year tends to bring warm, cozy feelings throughout many homes.

For some real estate agents, this could present a great opportunity to decorate your properties currently on the market. In doing so, you may allow potential buyers to imagine themselves putting up their own decorations and arrangements during the holiday season. 

So, today, let’s go over 5 tips for creating holiday displays that can help you sell a home.

1. Set Up A Small Christmas Tree

A classic yet cherished holiday tradition that makes its way into many homes across the world. 

By setting up a small festive-themed holiday tree, either inside or outside the property, you can potentially help potential buyers relive cherished memories from their own holiday traditions within the home while touring. 

And maybe, they will picture themselves and their loved ones decorating a Christmas tree of their own one day.

2. Hang Traditional Holiday Lights

Aren’t holiday light displays stunning? Every year, families everywhere light up the dark winter nights with vibrant, colorful holiday displays draped across their homes and possibly across the rest of their property.

Now, you don’t have to go all out when it comes to hanging up holiday lights. However, if the home you’re trying to sell is devoid of holiday lights while surrounded by the stunning light displays of their neighbors, this most likely won’t be a good look for the property.

And, there’s no need to go all out when it comes to putting up holiday lights. A basic line of lights across the roof or sprinkled along the front hedges or front steps can add a perfectly subtle holiday flair to the property.

3. Light Holiday-Themed Candles During Visits or Open Houses

Who doesn’t love the sweet smell of festive candles during the holiday season? From sugar plums to gingerbread cookies to the scent of the season’s first flurry, scented candles can bring back treasured memories and elicit warm, comforting emotions.

Consider lighting a few candles during open houses or showings to further capture the feelings of the property during the holiday season. While you certainly don’t want to overwhelm your guest with too many different scents, a few candles spread throughout the home can do just the trick.

using subtle holiday decorations during home showings

4. Keep It Subtle

As we said, there’s no need to go all out for the holidays. In fact, you probably shouldn’t. While the holidays are a joyful time for most, there are some that simply don’t care for this time of the year, and that should be respected.

So, keep in mind that it’s not a bad idea to err on the side of caution when it comes to creating holiday displays inside or outside of your client’s property. This way, you can use the holiday season to your advantage without being too pushy.

And, of course, you’ll want to be respectful of all cultures around this time of the year. Keeping things subtle or ambiguous is a great way to ensure that your displays are inclusive of all celebrations. Or, you can even add a little something representing each culture within your presentation. 

5. But, Don’t Feel Pressured

But hey, if decorating for the holidays isn’t your style, there’s no need to feel pressured. When it comes to creating a holiday display for your showings, if you don’t feel comfortable or have a passion for decorating, you probably shouldn’t. Remember, no display is better than a bad display.

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