When you’re selling your home in Aspen, whether it’s a luxury estate in a gated community, a ski-in/ski-out condo or a single-family home in a friendly neighborhood, it’s important to remember that staging can make (or break) a sale. But how much Thanksgiving decor is too much when you’re selling your home? Here’s what you need to know.
How Much Thanksgiving Decor is TOO Much When You Sell Your Home in Aspen?
Holiday decorations, when used in moderation – and when used neutrally – can be a nice touch when you’re selling your house. Over Thanksgiving, it’s easy to keep things neutral; you can choose a palette of fall colors (think earthy browns, toned-down oranges and rich reds) and use them in accents around your home to create a warm, cozy environment that buyers will love.
But where should you draw the line?
Ideally, you’ll keep your holiday-themed decor to a minimum throughout the season. Your Aspen REALTOR® will be happy to talk to you about staging and decor, so feel free to ask if you’re not sure what to do.
The bottom line is that too many decorations can be distracting, and they can overwhelm buyers. You don’t want buyers’ attention on anything but your house; you don’t need them looking at your 6-foot scarecrow when they should be admiring your freshly painted front door, spacious porch and brand-new house numbers that match your light fixtures. The same is true inside, too. Excess decor will distract buyers from how spacious, bright and livable your home is. Don’t let your decorations take center stage!
Keep your decor to a minimum by using color and texture, plus the occasional small detail (like a dining table centerpiece made with small gourds). If you absolutely must decorate more, use these tips to avoid overdoing it:
- Don’t block or cover important features that buyers want to see, like fireplace mantels and beautiful windows.
- Avoid hanging “Happy Thanksgiving” banners or putting up “Happy Fall, Y’all” signs
- Don’t use window decals… ever
- Skip paper decorations (like fold-out turkeys)
- Keep most surfaces clear and free from decorations – stick to accents like plush throws or fluffy sofa pillows in fall colors
How Much Staging Do You Need to Do to Sell Your Home Over Thanksgiving?
Stage your home as if you were selling it at any other time of year. The basic idea behind staging is to put your home’s best foot forward so it’s as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. Buyers need to see that the home is clean, easy to maintain and spacious enough for their needs, which means clutter is out of the question.
Your REALTOR can recommend a professional home stager, but if that’s not in the cards for you, check out these helpful home staging articles:
- How to stage your dining room in 5 steps
- 3 quick staging tips you can use when buyers are on their way
- 5 tricks to make your bathroom look more like a spa
- Declutter, depersonalize and stage
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