So you’re keeping your house on the market. Now you need to decorate. What makes this a bit more challenging is that normally, Realtors advise clients to UN-decorate when their house is on the market. So how do you look festive AND not over do it?
Keeping this one idea in mind – Appealing to your buyer’s senses to make them feel at home.
Here are some simple tips:
1. Sight: Use amber-colored lights that give a rich warm golden glow to your rooms. Switch out your regular white light bulbs in a few table lamps with amber bulbs to make your home feel toasty-warm and inviting.
3. Smell: Use natural essential oils in a diffuser. Many people suffer from allergic reactions to artificial sprays. Simmer cider with orange slices, cinnamon and cloves.
4. Touch: Add silky and velvet fabrics to table tops that tempt the buyer to feel the softness. The brain interprets the sense of touch just by seeing softness. Also, use thick, fluffy hand towels in the bathroom and kitchen to soften the cold, hard surfaces of room typically filled with tile, granite, and porcelain.
5. Taste: Yes! The sense of smell contributes to the sense of taste. Make sure you’re cooking something heavenly. Treat your prospective buyers like a guest. Invite them to share a warm drink and a sweet snack.
See! You CAN decorate for the holidays! Now go and have fun doing it!
Feel free to contact me for more information!
Lara Taylor – Realtor/Broker
Twitter – @AskForLara