Selling your home this holiday season?  Since there may not be as many buyers searching for their new home during the Winter, you’ll want to make your home a festive, buyer friendly environment that sets your home apart from the competition.

Start Outside
Don’t forgo outside holiday lighting, but you’ll want to tone it down a bit if large inflatable snow globes are usually a part of your display.  Opt for simple string lights in one or two colors and use them to accentuate an architectural feature, the mailbox, and the front entryway.

Get Cozy With Heat
Before a scheduled showing, turn the heat up a few degrees or light a fire in the fireplace for an extra dose of cozy!  Buyers will appreciate coming in out of the cold to a warm and comfortable, welcoming home.

Have a Tree
Choose a tall tree that will help show off the height of a two-story space or a skinny tree that won’t overshadow valuable floor space.  When decorating it, opt for a cohesive theme instead of a random assortment of ornaments, and don’t forget to turn on the lights before a showing!

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Add Holiday Decor
A few subtle touches like a pinecone holiday centerpiece and a wreath with red berries on the front door will add some holiday cheer to your home.  Steer away from religious decor items so you don’t turn off any potential buyers.

Highlight the Positive Features
Allow your elegant fireplace mantle to stand out with a few key accessories like holiday candles and hanging ornaments.  Have an architectural feature like columns or arches?  Play them up by using garland made of artificial greens.

Food, Drinks, and Holiday Scents
The smell of cookies or warm apple cider is the perfect compliment to a home ready to show for the holidays.  Before a showing, simmer the apple cider on the stove and leave cups next to it on the counter.  Add in a tray of holiday cookies and you’ve got a home away from home feeling!

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If you’re selling your home in the Lehigh Valley during the holidays, contact me for additional tips and to find out how I can get your house SOLD!  From the Barb Bottitta Team of Lehigh Valley Home Experts, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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