Mistake # 1: Having too many holiday decorations
Mistake # 2: Turning off the heat
Mistake # 3: Not clearing the entryway
Mistake # 4: Having pets wander around
Winter is a time when pets stay longer inside the house. That only means that they’ll wander the house more, leave their toys on the floor, and leave pet hair all over the place. This is a big no-no when you’re expecting prospective buyers to tour your home. It can be unpleasant for some to sense the presence of a pet when touring a house.
Instead, you can have your pets stay only in one area of your home when they’re inside or have a friend or relative pet-sit them while the showings are ongoing.
Mistake # 5: Not bringing in enough light
Mistake # 6: Not going above and beyond
Go above and beyond to make sure that your home is welcoming, cozy, and just what buyers are looking for. Add extra throw pillows and blankets in your living room, turn on the fireplace, light up scented candles, put away personal items, and always ensure that your house is clean and organized.
Home staging is definitely complicated, but it can be easier if you avoid these mistakes! Of course, your real estate agent should be able to help you overcome these challenges and give you more guidance on how to stage your home better.
If you’re looking to sell your home this winter, I’m the agent for you! Let’s connect at [phone number] and [email address].