By, Nancy Budd (Realtor at William Raveis Real Estate)

WILTON, Conn. — Ready to move? The holidays are a great time to sell!

Hoping for a signed contract in your stocking? Follow my advice on holiday home selling and you could capture the interest of one of these serious buyers.

Staging a property for sale is important whatever the season, but there are some special things to consider during the holidays. You should decorate for the holidays, just remember to keep the clutter in check and keep holiday decorating simple and elegant. For those homeowners in the selling market, it’s important to decorate tastefully and carefully select the right décor to showcase your home.

Of course, not many people would buy a home solely based on holiday décor, but it may actually play a part in their decision making, whether they realize it or not. We tend to gravitate to homes that we can easily imagine living in. When a home evokes an emotional connection or a traditional feel, it grabs our attention.

Showings are crucial to selling your home and during the colder months, the weather can be dreary so it’s important to keep spirits high by creating a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere. Consider playing soft music in the background, keeping all of the lights on in the house, using fragrant candles in the kitchen (mandarin orange, cinnamon, or apple are great holiday scents), keep your home at a cozy temperature, if you have a gas fireplace keep it lit, make sure walkways and driveways are maintained and free of ice.

Curb appeal is extremely critical at all times of the year, the first impression we have of a home is its exterior. We can imagine what it looks like behind the façade, but until we enter the home, we have to rely on our imagination to guide us.

Keep in mind, if a potential buyer is in love with the outside of your home, they will definitely want to see the rest. Forget the Christmas lights covering all of your bushes. A well lit, well maintained front door with elegant planters and a beautiful wreath are a great way to welcome buyers to your home.

Remember, the key to selling your home during the holiday season is to not go overboard. Less is more and a little classic traditional style can go a long way.

Nancy Budd is a Realtor for William Raveis in Wilton. For more information, contact Nancy at 203-984-8922 or at Visit her website:
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