How to Decorate Your Home for the Holidays When It's On the Market
The holiday season has begun, and so has the home decorating. Perhaps you always take holiday decorating to an elevated level – making your home the brightest, most noticeable house on the block. If your home is on the market, should you still be decorating and lighting up the neighborhood? The short answer is yes, but with some moderation.
When selling your house, holiday decorations should be kept classic and conservative. In other words, leave the inflatable Santa in storage this year and string up those white lights that make your front porch look like a scene from a Currier and Ives greeting card instead. When done correctly, holiday decorations can create that homey, warm feeling potential buyers want when they see your property.
Here are some tips to getting it right:
Selling your house can make you worry about how well your home will be received by buyers, and if the holiday season will impact that important first impression. But, it doesn’t mean you should alter all traditions during the holidays – in fact, you can use the holiday season to showcase your home’s assets and create a “home for the holidays” feel. When in doubt, ask your real estate professional for advice about what will help your home show beautifully this holiday season.
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