Staging Your Home During The Holidays

November 15, 2022

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for many people, and for many magical reasons! The local landscape looks like a winter wonderland, the city sidewalks are dressed in holiday style, and there are plenty of chestnuts roasting on an open fire. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when you encounter all of these and more holiday staples!

But there is one thing that people don’t love about the holiday season. No, we’re not talking about the sometimes overwhelmingly cold Illinois temperatures! Instead, we are referring to the state of the real estate market. The holiday season from November through January is usually considered the worst time to put your home on the market.

If you’re looking to sell your home, the holiday season is also about making your house appealing to buyers during the most wonderful time of the year. By following these simple tips, you can get an extra special present this holiday season – an accepted offer on your home!

How to Prepare to Sell During the Holidays

Deck the Halls…To A Point

Every house looks its best during the holiday season, but HGTV advises that sellers should be careful not to overdo it when it comes to festive decor. Adornments that are too large or too many decorations can crowd your home and distract buyers from the great features of your home. Decking the halls also means paying attention to the exterior of your home-make sure outdoor paint is touched up, gutters are cleaned, and your yard looks attractive (holiday lights, anyone?). It’s also best to make sure stairs and walkways are properly shoveled and free of snow and ice.

Make it Warm and Cozy

Is there anything better than coming in from the cold and into a beautiful and warm house? Walking into a properly heated home will give your buyers something to remember; they’ll associate the house later with comfort and warmth. Bonus points if you have a fireplace and have the fire going during open houses and private showings!

Price it Right

Is there a better Christmas present to receive than an accepted offer on your house? From the buyer’s point of view, is there a better Christmas present to receive than the home of their dreams priced right? Instead of having your home sit on the market for an extended time and gradually making small price reductions, it’s best to slash the home’s price before it goes on the market. That way, you’re more likely to get an offer above the asking price.

Turn to Pacor Mortgage

If you need a little extra help when it comes to preparing your home for sale or navigating the current real estate market, look no further than Pacor Mortgage. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, or refinance, our 36 years of experience make us the optimal choice for your mortgage needs.

For more information about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at 773-881-7744 or fill out our contact form. Follow us on Facebook for helpful finance and home tips!



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