The Christmas season is upon us and all along my street people are decking the halls and turning on the holiday lights, but what about when your home is listed for sale.
There are differing views about whether to decorate your home or not when it is on the market. It is my feeling that decorations are fine if they are in moderation. We all know that it is important to avoid clutter. Too many knickknacks can make a room seem smaller and can also distract a buyer from noticing the features of the house. The same goes for decorations.
Often our homes are at their prettiest during the holidays, giving off an air of family and warmth. However, I would keep the decorations to a minimum, perhaps a wreath on the door, decorations on the mantle, a center piece on the dining room table and of course a Christmas tree. Also it is important to not have so big a tree that it makes whatever room you place it in feel crowded.
Some people prefer to take their home off the market for the holidays. If you are planning a lot of entertaining and guests and family home for the season, it may be too much to have to deal with last minute showings. However, while there are usually fewer people looking at homes during the Christmas holidays, someone who is taking the time to look at homes during that busy season is usually serious. So it may be a good idea to leave your home on the market for the holidays.
Who knows maybe Santa will leave a ratified contract in your Christmas stocking!
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