Decorating their home for the holiday season is a time-honored tradition for many families, and also provides the opportunity to make lifelong memories. Sellers with their home on the market during the holiday season may feel the need to give up their holiday traditions.
However, quite the opposite is true: Sellers should not forgo decorating their home for the holiday. People expect at least some decorations this time of year, plus they add warmth to a home.
The most important thing for sellers to remember is to decorate in a way that won’t turn off buyers, and the following tips will help them strike a good balance:
␣ Too many decorations mask a home’s selling points: architectural details, condition, location and price.
␣ Avoid too many personalized decorations. The goal is for buyers to visualize themselves celebrating the holidays in the home.
␣ Choose an elegant, neutral palette of fresh greens, silvers, golds and classic whites. Avoid too much red and green.
␣ Take down decorations within two weeks after the holidays.