Should I seasonally decorate my home when it is for sale?

If you home is going to be for sale throughout the holiday season, you may be wondering if it's best to decorate your home seasonally or leave it as is. The answer is...

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Should I seasonally decorate my home when it is for sale?

Posted by Eddy Kicker on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at 12:56pm.

If you home is going to be for sale throughout the holiday season, you may be wondering if it's best to decorate your home seasonally or leave it as is. The answer is yes — in moderation!

You can easily overwhelm and turn off buyers with cheesy, over-the-top decorations. Keep it tasteful, classy and consistent. If your home is decorated in a traditional style, use traditional decorations as well. If your home is modern, think about adding some subtle modern touches. If your home is a cottage-style home, consider adding items with a cozy charm.

Be especially careful about what you put on the outside of your home. Too many lights and extension cords can ruin the curb appeal. Tasteful holiday lights and minimal decorations like wreaths are fine. You can add a holiday mat and some poinsettias or a simple carved jack-o-lantern depending on the holiday.

For indoor decorations, a tasteful Christmas tree, classic table settings, garland and other simple touches can make your home more attractive and inviting. Leave extensive and flashy decorations and collections in storage. You also may need to remove some furniture to make room for decorations in order to avoid making the room too crowded.

The holiday season can be a great opportunity to showcase the unique character of your home. With careful and simple touches, it could be the best time of the year to show off your home. Just make sure to keep everything in moderation, and as always, if you aren't sure ask for your real estate agent's input.

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