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The Art of Real Estate: How to Prepare Your Home for the Holiday’s While it’s on the Market

As an owner/agent, as well as being a longtime homeowner myself, I always feel the pressure sellers feel when struggling with listing their home during the holiday season. Since this decision is often unavoidable, I love helping make this process as seamless as possible!

We all know the basics of preparing your home before listing: decluttering, removing personal items, a good deep clean & yard clean up being at the top of the list of “to-dos”. These standards still apply when listing your property before the holiday season, but I also encourage putting up tasteful, well-placed seasonal décor, paired with lovely aromas that “take us back” with all the holiday feels, all while your own family still enjoys the traditions of this time of year as well.

Buyers want to envision themselves in your space & what better way that giving them the warm, fuzzy feeling Christmastime can bring. Avoiding as many personalized items as possible, you can still string twinkling lights, foliage & holly, add coordinating touches to every room to give a sense of “home” to each potential buyer that walks through the door.

Timing showings & open houses can be tricky, but a great agent can help make this process easy & enjoyable. I always obtain a calendar from my buyers when listing around this busy time of year, to better schedule showings around their schedules when possible. Folks tend to be in great spirits during this time of year & even open houses can feel like a holiday gathering when the mood is properly set.

Don’t be discouraged if “life happens” around this busy season, because when you have the right agent, it can make all the difference no matter what time of year you’re selling or buying.

Reach out, I’d love to hear from you & answer all your real estate questions & concerns! The Oregon coast is truly a magical setting all year long, but especially merry & bright during the season of giving back.


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Marie Curtis, Owner/Principal Broker
Licensed in the State of Oregon
RE/MAX Coast and Country
Direct: 541-661-3056
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