As a home seller in the middle of the holiday season, you may be wondering whether or not you should forego putting up decorations while your home is on the market. After all, staging your home is one of the most important steps when trying to selling your home, so it is critical that you do it right. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few tips for staging your home for sale during the holidays.


Keep it Simple

While you don’t have to skip out on decorating for the holidays, you should remember to keep it simple. While it may be tempting to go all out with your decorations, you should remember that the point of staging your home is to prevent it from feeling empty while still allowing enough space for potential buyers to visualize their own decor. Buyers want to be able to see themselves living in your home, and that can be hard to do when you’ve cluttered your house with holiday decorations.


Put Away Personal Items

As stated above, your home should no longer be decorated as if it were yours. Potential buyers need to have the ability to visualize themselves living in your home. As a result, you should make sure to remove any personal items and pictures from your home. During the holidays, it can be tempting to set out old holiday pictures to help bring in the holiday spirit. However, when you do this, you can make potential buyers feel as though they are a guest in someone else’s home than stepping into their own home.


Don’t Block Pathways

This applies to the exterior and interior of your home. Avoid putting up large decorations which obstruct important views and pathways. This means it’s probably a good idea to leave the big inflatable snowman in the attic. While these decorations are fun, they can make it difficult for potential buyers to see what they would be purchasing. You need to make sure that all features of your home are accessible and in clear view.

The holidays are a very exciting time of the year. As a homeowner, you might be tempted to stick with your traditions of decorating your home for the holiday season. However, while you don’t have to completely pass up on the holiday decorations, it’s important to remember what your goal is. By keeping it simple with your decorations, you can still show your holiday spirit without sacrificing ins potential sales.