Staging your home right before the holidays can be a challenge, but don’t worry, the president of Venture Homes has got you covered! We are sharing his advice by bringing back this guest post by Ken Biehler.
Venture Homes is a photography and virtual tour company. Ken is going to be discussing when it’s the right time to decorate your home for the holidays, if you’re planning on listing and selling it during this time. Take it away Ken….
I have to photograph houses fully decorated with Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, this is a mistake that can cause problems throughout the entire length of the listing because the decorations date the photos. Real estate deals do happen in November and December but the market typically is a lot quieter than other months. If the house is still on the market in early January and the photos are showing Christmas, this predates the photos. Christmas trees and garland do not look impressive post-December. It is amazing how quickly we forget about Christmas after it passes. When all of the photos and marketing material shows that the listing is older, the seller loses bargaining power.
Every January our team of photographers at Venturehomes.ca spend a few weeks updating listings to not include Christmas decorations. Of course we have to charge for our time. This could be avoided by delaying the decorations.
Staging your home is to present your home in the best possible manner to hopefully attract quality offers. By decorating your house after the photographs you will get the most out of your marketing!
Thanks Ken, that’s some great advice that saves Sellers time and money in the end.