How to present your home for a fabulous festive viewing

December 8th 2016
By: Melanie
How to present your home for a fabulous festive viewing

The festive season gives us the perfect opportunity to show of our home off to potential buyers. Aspiration often plays a big role in buying choices, if you can create the perfect inspirational Christmas home your buyers will want to buy into then you are half way there to selling your home. You might even want to send through some photos to your estate agent so that they can update them for the Christmas season – boxing day is one of the busiest times for property buying activity on-line.

The most important part is setting the scene, you can do this by adding some festive garlands to your front door and entrance hall. Think of your home as a show house – add small touches, such as scented candles, foliage and decorations. Smell plays a huge role in, and there’s nothing like the smell of a real Christmas tree to enhance our senses and get us in the festive mood. Cinnamon, mixed spice, cloves are the scents which make it smell like Christmas.

If you have a log fire then make sure you light it for viewings, there’s nothing more attractive than a reception room at Christmas which has a real fire to draw you in and not make you want to leave – buyers really will be able to appreciate what your home has to offer in winter. Make sure your home is well lit, this doesn’t mean putting on the main lights, instead use bedside lamps, table lamps and candles to give your home a lovely warm glow.

Kitchens play a huge part in home buying, if your potential buyer can imagine themselves cooking up a festive feast in your kitchen then you are half way there. If you get time make some mince pies and offer them to viewers, push the fact that the kitchen is perfectly equipped to create any Christmas feast, big or small.

If you would like any more selling tips why not pop into your local branch of Intercounty or call us on 01279 655248.

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The property offers versatile accommodation with 3/4 receptions and kitchen/breakfast room with a conservatory on the ground floor and three bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor. With the benefit of oil fired central heating and private gardens this is a property not to be missed!

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