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Staging Tips For The Holidays

Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday season and can be the perfect opportunity to dress up your home for the sale. With some thoughtful preparation and a “less is more” attitude, decorating your home for the holidays should be a cinch. Here are a few tips to get you through the holiday selling season:

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Keep decorations simple.  Too many decorations or ones that are too garish will turn many buyers away.  A bowl of glass ornaments and a small decorated tree will be enough to help potential buyers imagine their own holidays in the house. A tree that’s too big or a room littered with decorations will make a house feel crowded – the opposite effect you are trying to achieve.

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Limit outdoor ornaments.  A wreath and a festive urn or two beside the front door is a tasteful way to dress up a house.  Inflatable snowmen and blinking reindeer have no place in selling your home during the holidays.

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Be mindful not to decorate with overtly religious ornaments. You don’t want to exclude buyers from other countries and faiths.

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Scent your home lightly.  Birch bark, fir trees and cinnamon are welcoming scents in small doses.  You don’t want it to appear that you are masking an unwanted odour.  Also, many people have allergies and can be sensitive to overpowering fragrances.

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Colleen McClure
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Colleen McClure Administrator & Proud owner of PRES Staging® - Expert Home Stager. When I was very young I began drawing interiors, it just came naturally. When I work with a client now, I see the finished project completed in my minds-eye as they explain how they would love to see their space created. I am able to provide sketches on the spot of their vision so this invokes client confidence and excitement for the project from the inception through to the brilliant manifestation – How Fun! When the economy did not support the luxury of home improvements, other passions led me to full-time work as a career counsellor. I very much enjoyed assisting people one-on-one to discover their own talents but this was an arena where I would develop effective techniques in workshop design and group facilitation as well. This would lead to a ‘happy marriage’ as I would apply these skills and passions when I purchased PRES Staging® - The Professional Real Estate Staging Centre. It’s truly the greatest joy to inspire others to discover and hone their innate talents – To witness their emerging confidence while coaching them on design principals and providing them the tools to start and run their own Home Décor businesses for Redesign and Staging. If you’ve ever thought you might enjoy this line of work, or even to do it for yourself and friends, get in touch – Let’s chat!