Staging Your House During The Holiday Season in Seattle

Selling a home during the holiday season can be more of a challenge than during other seasons, but it can be done. The good news is that you’ll have far less competition. It’s just that staging your house during the holiday season in Seattle should enhance that style rather than working against or detracting from the style. Say, for example, your home is a traditional style. In that case, you’d want to use vintage or classic holiday-themed staging decorations. Contemporary decorations, on the other hand, would detract from your home’s style.

Christmas Lighting For Home Staging
Staging your home for sale is such an important part of helping the house make an emotional impact on your buyers. Make some magic selling your Seattle home during the holidays!

Accentuate the Positive Features

Also, in staging your house during the holiday season in Seattle, you need to make sure that you draw attention to and accentuate your home’s positive, most attractive features. For example, if you have an large attractive fireplace, you can garnish and decorate it so as to draw buyers’ eyes toward this feature. Or, again, if you have high ceilings (which many buyers want), you can accentuate that feature by filling spaces with tall, narrow pieces or potted ornamental trees.

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Staging your home for the holiday season can be a fun chance to be creative and appeal to the right buyers.

Work With/Complement the Color Scheme

You have, of course, already eliminated all the brash idiosyncratic colors in rooms and repainted in soothing neutral tones, right? The next step, then, in staging your house is to work toward complementing that color scheme. So in holiday staging, choose accent colors that don’t clash with the color palette, which generally means avoiding a lot of loud Christmasy greens and reds. Complementary blues and neutrals, as well as silver, white, and gold, will work well. Just make sure to keep the accent colors consistent throughout.

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Staging your home with silver and gold instead of red and green can be classy and festive without being cliched.

Let Some Light In

During the holiday season, days are shorter, the sky is often overcast, and natural light is often in short supply. So an important part of staging your home is getting down those heavy drapes and light-obscuring blinds. Also, make sure there is plenty of artificial lighting in your home so that buyers can actually see all the effort you’ve put into staging. And don’t forget to light a fire in the fireplace for some cheery light.

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When professionally staging your home during the winter months, think about how to bring light into the home. Windows are important, LED candles and lamps can also add a warm, cheery feeling to the home’s interior.

Remember Curb Appeal

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Staging your home can have an impact outdoors as well. Sell your house faster with cheery outside accents to boost your winter curb appeal.

Don’t forget that staging your house in Seattle during the holidays also includes the outside of your home. Curb appeal is important no matter the season. So go easy on all those bright, garish, multi-colored lights and inflatable figures. Strive for holiday elegance instead with white lights and natural elements like pumpkins, greenery, and seasonal flowers.

Go Easy on the Religious Decor

Even though many of the holidays during this season are religious holidays – Christmas and Hanukah, for example – you don’t want to wind up offending potential buyers in staging your house. So keep recognizably religious décor to a minimum and stick to décor that is religious-neutral. It would be safer to stick to things like evergreen branches, wrapped gifts, and fall/winter objects.

Stage your home for fun, but don't be overly religious
Staging your home for sale in Seattle during the holidays can be a fun chance to show off how future buyers could enjoy entertaining and decorating their new space.

Of course, if you’re living in the home and trying to enjoy your life, that’s one thing… but if your house is vacant and you’re hiring a professional property stager or you are trying to make it more broadly appealing, be considerate that not everyone may share your beliefs.

Staging Your House For The Holidays

Although you’ll have less competition when selling your home during the holidays, there will also be fewer buyers out and about. The good news is that these buyers are usually highly motivated. Still, great showings are a crucial ingredient for successful selling. And unless you’re a professional stager, you may not have the necessary expertise. This is where a good agent with staging experience can be a great asset and valuable ally.

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Emily Cressey, Seattle real estate agent, checking in with Santa to make sure she is on the “Nice” list this year!

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Emily Cressey

Emily Cressey is a real estate broker residing in Lake Forest Park, WA who services the Greater Seattle area including Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Bothell and Edmonds, WA.

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