Selling your home during the holidays doesn’t mean you can’t decorate and celebrate! Decorating your home during the holidays can make your home more attractive to buyers.
Keep the decor simple. Remember, this is where less is more comes into play. You want the buyers to see your home, not just your beautiful decor.
Give buyers an idea
Putting up your tree is fun and can be a bonus when buyers come to look. Buyers often wonder where the Christmas Tree will go; now they can see how it enhances the space. Consider having a professional tree decorator put up your tree this year. The handmade ornaments you typically use are special to you, but a professionally decorated tree will stand out beautifully when prospective buyers are touring.
We do suggest that you do not have wrapped presents under the tree. Just like putting away your prescription medications, jewelry, and weapons for showings, it’s best practice to avoid tempting people with a pile of gifts under the tree.
If your neighbors decorate their yards, go ahead and participate. Decorating your outdoor space will make your house cohesive with the neighborhood and show prospective buyers how beautiful the home will be during the holidays. Just be sure not to overdo it, especially on the roof. Too many lights on the roof may make a buyer worry about the integrity of the roof.
While celebrating the holidays while your home is listed for sale, remember that buyers coming to view it may not necessarily be like you. Keep the decor festive, cheery, or elegant. Steer away from too many religious-themed items.
When putting up your tree, make sure it fits your space. A professional tree decorator can tell you what size will look the best in your home.
Go ahead and celebrate! Just do it with a minimalist mindset.