Should You Decorate When Selling Your Home During The Holiday Season?
The holidays are arguably the most festive time of the year. And for many people, part of that festiveness is the holiday-themed decorations. But if you’re selling your home during the holiday season, going too over-the-top with your decorations can put off potential buyers.
The question is, can you decorate your home for the holidays without hurting your home sale? My answer is YES you can decorate. After all, your house is on the market, but it’s still your “home”. Selling your home during the holiday season can be done. And we are sharing some info here for you to consider.
An article from realtor.com outlined the rules you need to follow if you want to get into the holiday spirit with your decorations without derailing your home sale, including:
- Avoid personalized decorations. If you want to sell your home, potential buyers need to be able to picture themselves in the space. But if your home is over-cluttered with personalized holiday decorations, you might want to be selective in your decorations.
- Go classic. Classic, elegant holiday decorations are always going to have a wider appeal to buyers than more kitschy, over-the-top decor.
- Look to your neighbors. Your buyers are looking at your neighborhood just as much as they’re looking at your home. So when it comes to holiday decor, look to your neighbors for inspiration. If every home on your block is decked out for the holidays, you don’t want to skip decorating altogether. And, on the flip side, if your neighbors all opted out of holiday decorations, your don’t want to deck your home in bright lights and an avalanche of “Happy Holidays”-inspired decor.
Bottom line? It is possible to sell your home and decorate it for the holidays—as long as you decorate with potential buyers (and your home sale) in mind.
Have a festive holiday season! Please know that The Bohn Team at RE/MAX Professionals is here to help you SELL your Gainesville Home!