Real Estate Word -- Ho Ho Home Staging for the Holidays November 2019   
  Real Estate News

Frances Seward

Twin City Realty Inc., Brokerage
1400 Bishop Street
Cambridge, Ontario
519-240-3100 (direct)
1-877-740-3690 (toll free)

Selling your home during the holidays requires an extra special approach. This month’s article discusses how to properly stage your home so it appears elegant and spacious during the holiday season.

There are also a few tips on how to update your bathroom on a budget as well as some natural remedies that’ll help you fight the common cold.

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In this issue...
Ho Ho Home Staging for the Holidays 
It’s important to carefully stage your home during the holidays.

Decorating your home for the holidays is a fun, festive tradition but if your home’s on the market, it’s important that buyers are still able to imagine themselves living there.

Here are a few staging tips to help make sure your home doesn’t appear too cramped or cluttered during this busy time of year:

  1. Curb Your Enthusiasm - Leave the huge inflatable Santa in the garage this year! A few lights and a tasteful wreath on the front door is all you need to elegantly accent your home.

First Impressions - Entranceways are usually quite cramped and dark so remove any unnecessary items and ensure you have adequate lighting.

  3. Deck the Halls (a little) - Keep decorations to a minimum as they make your home appear cluttered and never decorate unique, architectural features.

  4. Tree Time - A huge tree full of ornaments can make a room look cramped so opt for something smaller with some soft lights and a few tasteful decorations.

  5. Wrap it Up - Put away wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, etc. before showings. Don’t just stuff them in your closet though as buyers usually peek in cupboards to see how spacious they are.

  6. Holiday Cheer - Seasonal treats such as hot apple cider and holiday cookies will delight the senses and give your home a welcoming feel. It may also encourage buyers to stick around a little longer!

Although there are fewer buyers during the holiday season, they’re usually much more serious and there also aren’t as many listings to compete with. Your home will show beautifully if you use a few tasteful decorations to help draw attention to its best features, but keep them to a minimum so buyers aren’t overwhelmed, distracted or turned off.

Budget Bathroom Decorating Tips 
Update your bathroom without the hassle of a renovation!

It’s easy to update your bathroom even if you don’t have a huge budget or any renovation skills. Here are a few simple ways to give your tired bathroom a facelift:

  1. Mirror Mirror - A new mirror will make your space appear much larger.

  2. Green Space - Plants breathe new life into any space with minimal expense.

  3. Towel Service - Display a few rolled-up towels in a wicker box to help freshen things up.

  4. Lighten Up - Changing your light fixtures is an excellent way to brighten up your bathroom.

  5. It’s in the Details - Updating small details like hooks, towel bars, soap dispensers and curtain rings will make a huge difference!

When it comes to decor, bathrooms are an important but often overlooked area of the home. A few simple changes will add value without the expense of a full-on renovation which makes it a very wise investment!

Naturally Fighting the Common Cold 
It’s that time of year when cold and flu viruses spread like wildfire!

There may not be a cure for the common cold but there are certain steps you can take to reduce your chances of catching one. Here are a few natural remedies to keep in mind:

  1. Sour Puss - A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with ½ cup of water will help keep a cold at bay.

  2. Powerful Pepper - A cup of hot water with a ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper will help soothe a sore throat.

  3. Cold Cry - Slice up an onion and then boil it to make tea. Add a little ginger or lemon juice to help with the taste.

Hopefully the nasty viruses will pass you by this season, but it’s always good to be familiar with as many remedies as possible to help snuff out the sniffles. Here’s to your health this holiday season!

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