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Selling your home during the holidays can be tricky. The urge to decorate can be overwhelming, but does it hurt the chances of sale? It’s important to make sure that your home stands out to potential buyers, and there are certain things that can really catch their attention. Here’s some advice for decorations, and other staging tips so that your home sells quickly.

Holiday Decorations

While it can seem cozy and welcoming to put up holiday decorations, it might not be the best idea, if you’re trying to sell your home quickly. If you put up too many decorations, it might detract and take the focus off of your home and what it offers.

Putting up simple or tasteful decorations might be the best way to go about decorating this year. Hang minimal lights, and forego the typically lightshow you usually put up. If you’re the type to cover your house in decorations inside, and out, every year, you might want to tone it down. Try going with simple scented candles, and a few holiday figurines here and there. Covering every countertop, and mantle, might take the focus off of the space your property offers, and make the space seem cluttered.

Try going with fresh plants, and seasonal bowls of fruit, like oranges and pomegranates, rather than your typical decorations.

Bright Colors

If you’re looking for a simple way to update spaces, try adding a fresh coat of paint. Using warm tones, like reds, browns, or oranges is a great way to make a space feel fresh, without too crazy of a color.

If you’re not into the work that comes with painting a room, try adding accent colors of couch pillows, candles, lamps, blankets, etc. A pop of color is a great way to liven up a room.

Winter Light

With the shorter days of winter arriving, you’ll want to take advantage of all the light you can. Be sure that you open your blinds before a showing, so that prospective buyers can see it in natural light.

In using light, a mirror is a wonderful way to make a space appear bigger. Try placing a large mirror on a wall, or at the end of a hallway to make a space feel much bigger than it is.

For the best tips on staging and what to avoid, it’s best to talk to your Bend Oregon Realtor. Showing your home during the holidays can be stressful, but if you keep your home minimally decorated, and clean, you’ll be ready to show it at a moment’s notice, and you’ll find the perfect buyer.