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Selling a Home During the Holidays: A Merry Market for Buyers and Sellers

holiday-cookiesHome buyers and sellers are more likely to experience a merry housing market during the holiday season of an election year. With the elections over, there is more certainty, which creates a positive housing market for buyers and sellers. Still, it is often tricky to sell your home in the Metro Denver area during the holidays. While house hunters love the sights, sounds and scents of the season, it’s important to stick to more secular holiday displays and decorations. Consider baking holiday cookies and playing “Miracle on 34th Street” on the flat screen television. Even when you decorate with holly wreaths and ornaments on the tree, it’s still important to use on-trend color schemes for interior paint as well as attractive contemporary furniture.

Staging the kitchen

When selling a home during the holidays, pull out your holiday-themed china, table clothes and décor items. Burn scented cinnamon, evergreen or vanilla candles. At the same time, keep it “Yule-tidy,” by removing any clutter in the home. Put out a plate of holiday cookies during holiday open houses.

Decking the halls

If you have a fireplace in your Denver home, let the crackling fireplace warm up buyers. Play classical music. At the same time, Realtors in Denver warn against religious themes and decorating with large blow-up ornaments that distract buyers from the beauty of your home. Some staging ideas include using evergreen wreaths, putting out a bowl of pinecones and dangling mistletoe in an arched doorway. Use a holiday collection that accentuates your paint colors and décor.

According to a piece by HGTV.com, holiday buyers are serious buyers. Many buyers like shopping for homes when there is not as much competition. Still, buyers looking during the holidays often want to get settled before the holiday break in the New Year. When selling during the holidays, realize the holidays are highly personal for many buyers so use neutral items such as a nutcracker or reindeer. Go light on the lights to avoid a tacky holiday vibe.

At Metro Denver Luxury Homes, we help with selling a home during the holidays. For more information about great homes to buy or sell in Denver towns including Lakewood, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock, and others, please contact us.

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