Saturday, November 27, 2010

Out with Thanksgiving, In with Christmas

So, Thanksgiving is over and many of us are itching to get the Christmas decorations out, if you haven't already. If you're selling your home, don't be afraid to decorate it. If you think about all the times your home looks most inviting, Christmas time probably ranks up there with those times. Decorations add a layer of warmth to your home, if done in good taste. Don't go overboard with the lights on the gutters, because potential buyers may fear you'll leave them there and they'll have to remove them. Put up the stocking to accent your fireplace, set a tall tree so the ceilings look taller, get some cinnamon scented plug-ins, bake some cookies, throw on the light Christmas melodies, and let the showings begin.

Another upside to this time of year is that people looking now are likely more committed to the buying process. So, you're not spinning your wheels with casual lookers. And, many people don't like to list their homes during this time of year, so inventory levels are generally lower, which means less competition for the serious buyers.

So, hang those stockings by the chimney with care and may you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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