Many sellers ask the question whether they should decorate or not for Christmas when their home is listed on the market? Decorating for any holiday can be okay when selling, however, there are some things you want to keep in mind.
Tip #1: Make Sure to Keep it Simple
As with anything when selling your home, you want to keep it simple. You want potential buyers to walk in to your home and notice your home, not your personal things. Simple touches here and there can add warmth and charm, but be careful not to go overboard. Less is definitely more!
Tip # 2 De-Personalize
Think of your home as a model home. Remove family photos and de-personalize the décor inside as much as possible. The goal is for prospective byers to picture themselves spending Christmas in your home, not picture what your Christmases have been like in the home. This can be difficult to do, but definitely something that is important to the sale of your home.
Tip #3 Avoid Overcrowding Rooms
If your tree compliments a room, it is definitely okay to have one up, but avoid crowding furniture together to make room for a tree. Overcrowding can make rooms feel smaller, and make it appear as though there isn’t enough space in the room for it to function. Choose a spot for the tree that compliments the features of the space.
You want your home to sparkle, but not from the glitter! A clean home tells potential buyers that the home has been taken care of. Keep this in mind when choosing your décor. Choose simple décor with minimal cleanup.
Tip #5 Timeline
Is your home just going on the market? It may be a good idea to wait until after professional photos are taken to put your décor up. Home sales can move slower over the holidays. You don’t want your property photos to appear dated in January if your home happens to still be on the market.
If you are considering the timing of listing your home, I would love to answer any questions you might have! Feel free to call 214-929-5535.
Pam Yoakum, REALTOR®