Indiana Real Estate News Blog

Staging Tips for Holiday Home Sales

Christmas house

While the holiday season approaches, it often seems like the best option to take your home temporarily off the market. After all, everyone stops looking for a new home over the holidays, right?

Not necessarily!

While people who are buying a new home without any time constraints often take a break during the holidays, many other home buyers don't have the luxury of taking time off their search. For anyone who's relocating for work or has an offer on the home they currently own, the clock might well be ticking down on their opportunity to buy, making them motivated to buy!

Don't completely avoid decorating your home if you're keeping it on the market during the holidays. You'll want to avoid overwhelming your home with seasonal stuff, particularly if your home is small or if you normally bring out a truckload of ornaments; too many decorations for the size of the space can make it hard for interested parties to see just what the bones of your home look like. Try putting up a small tree instead of a huge one, some simple strings of lights instead of huge blow up lawn ornaments, and keep most of the knickknacks packed up. You'll want a classy display that can be simple to pack up if your sale closes before the end of the holiday season; packing is enough work...

Spotlight on Greenwood, Indiana

Just twelve miles south of Indianapolis, the growing city of Greenwood is a lovely town to call home. Families love Greenwood because of its small town feel, its proximity to big city amenities, and its excellent schools, parks, and culture. Greenwood real estate is an excellent investment as the area's housing market continues to climb. While the area was hit hard by a number of foreclosures over the last several years, demand for property in this beautiful town continues to steadily rise.

Suburban Life at Its Best

Many people who work in Indianapolis choose to live in Greenwood. The city has a wonderful community feel that is more inviting than the big city while still offering excellent proximity to city nightlife, culture, and sporting events. That said, people don't have to leave Greenwood to have a great time with their family or friends. The city has fourteen beautiful parks covering over 200 acres all together. These parks include the Children's Garden Park; Surina Square Park, home to the Greenwood Community Center; and ...