Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How to Stage Your Winnetka, Glencoe, Deerfield IL Home for the Holidays

Did you know that homes tend to show better during the holiday season? It's true! The cozy feelings you feel over these chilly winter months can actually help you sell your home as North Shore buyers feel them too!

But how can you be sure you make an impact and take full advantage of everything the holiday season has to offer home sellers? As your North Shore real estate expert, I've included a few ways to successfully stage your home for the holidays below:

Stick to a color scheme
The holidays may tempt you to overdo it on the decor, with flashing colored lights outside, white lights on the tree and a variety of different ornaments, but don't get carried away. Sticking to a color scheme like metallics or reds or greens inside your North Shore home can feel festive without coming across as showy or busy.

Skip the outlandish outdoor decor
Does your neighbor have a giant, inflatable Santa towering over your yard? Or perhaps a swirling snow globe featuring Frosty himself stares at you from across the street? No matter, if you're selling your home in Glencoe, Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook or the surrounding areas, you will want to skip these large displays as they can turn off buyers.

Set the table
The holidays are a time for hosting, entertaining and gathering— many times over the table! Set your table with a simple holiday centerpiece like a garland table runner and adorn it with candles. Buyers who visit during this time will be able to envision themselves hosting future holidays and could just fall in love!

Make the mantel merry
A fireplace is an excellent focal point for your North Shore home and what's more, a selling point for local buyers! If you have one, consider an elegant garland draped across the mantel or again, stockings hung in a monochromatic color scheme. This is a great place to add holiday magic, but resist the urge to make it too complicated.

If you have more questions about selling your home in Glencoe, Winnetka, Highland Park, Deerfield, Northbrook or the surrounding Chicagoland areas this time of year, I am here to help! Give me a call today!

Janie Bress
Your North Shore Real Estate Expert

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