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Selling In Time for Christmas: Gift Wrap It for Success

Often, the market becomes stagnant at Christmas but actually, contrary to popular belief, it is the ideal time to try and sell your home. People often spend hundreds if not thousands of pounds redecorating their home to make it appear more appealing to any potential buyers but, as the run up to Christmas begins and the Christmas decorations start to go up, your home will start to look more appealing than ever before,
 

Often, the market becomes stagnant at Christmas but actually, contrary to popular belief, it is the ideal time to try and sell your home. People often spend hundreds if not thousands of pounds redecorating their home to make it appear more appealing to any potential buyers but, as the run up to Christmas begins and the Christmas decorations start to go up, your home will start to look more appealing than ever before, here is why:

Let Decorations Light Up Your Home

Agents will always tell you that the presence of light will enhance any room and, at Christmas, you'll have more light in there than ever before. When your house is decorated, it will be full of fairy lights and candles and, if you add some to the fireplace and the cornicing, your home will really sparkle. What's more, your decorations will allow your home to reflect its true personality.

As always, you'll want to minimise the clutter in your home and simply draping lights from every surface will make your home appear confined and cluttered. Make sure you prioritise decorations and ensure that the main rooms that will add value to your home (living room, kitchen, master bedroom) all remain clutter free. If you do have some things to store, keep them out of the way in the spare bedroom where people will spend much less time.

Injecting Some Personality

When people redecorate, they often make their home rather beige and bland to create a universally popular home. However, where this makes the home appear inoffensive, it also extracts all personality from it, turning it into an empty shell. Christmas decorations, however, will inject this personality back into your home, and by showing off unique, individual touches, you can make your home appear special. As well as this, these decorations can give any potential buyer a feel for who has already lived there and, if your home is in good order and nicely decorated, they'll know just how homely it can be.

Christmas really can be the perfect time to sell your house; particularly as debts start to spiral before and after the big day. Many people see the New Year as a fresh start and, as a result, there are a great number of houses available on the market at present. As always, if you want a quick sale we are here to help.

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