With interest rates still at all-time lows, the holidays may still be a time for house-hunting this year. Serious buyers are out looking during the holidays, hoping to start the new year in a new home – perhaps the home you are selling! So how do you stage your home to sell during the holidays? Here are some easy tips:

Classy over Tacky

Stick with a simple color palette and allow your home’s best features to stand out. Highlight your fireplace with candles. Complement your home’s existing color palette with white or silver accents, pinecones or garland. Simple greenery both inside and out will show off your front entry’s architecture and make the most impact.

Less is More

When you get out your decorations for the holidays, use less of everything. You won’t want to clutter your home, or take up too much space with holiday decorations – it will make your home feel smaller. Choose the skinny tree, the white lights, the silver ornaments. Keep personalized holiday items like stockings packed away this year. Outside, skip the inflatables and opt for simple white string lights.

Make Them Feel at Home
Incorporate not only the warm feelings of the holidays with a fire in the fireplace and scented candles, simmer a pot of cider on the stove, bake holiday cookies and have bright, instrumental music playing to set the stage. Help buyers imagine themselves in your house come New Year’s.