4 Steps to the Best Holiday-Themed Open House
Selling over the holiday season can bring a lot of questions – like, how much to decorate. Or, should I leave presents under the tree?
Realtor.com talked to several agents to give us some great tips on selling over the holiday season. Below are 4 tips to make sure you have the best holiday-themed open house.
- Make it cozy and Bright
The first step to getting buyers in the door (and persuading them to stay awhile) is to transform your house into a warm haven of holiday cheer. Chances are, guests coming in from the cold will be feeling just as stressed as you about trying to balance the holidays with a big move. But you can soften them up with a few simple tricks—like blasting the heat.
- Bring out the figgy pudding
All right, it doesn’t have to be figgy pudding, but your holiday-themed open house should definitely have a few snacks to keep buyers sticking around. Baked goods and festive drinks will help your event feel more like a holiday party, and less like a chore.
- Don’t store presents under the tree
The only strange guy with access to your presents this year should be Santa Claus—so do your part in eliminating temptation for theft during the open house by keeping presents and valuables out of sight.
- Be sensitive with your holiday decor
The holidays mean different things for everyone. Since you never know who’s going to walk through the door, it’s important to keep your decor festive and fun—not heavy or religious. Translation? Christmas trees are great, but skip the nativity set this year.
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