Do you decorate your house for Christmas if it’s listed for sale?

Do you decorate your house for Christmas if it’s listed for sale?

Christmas Decorations?

Christmas Decorations?

Every year we get the same calls from our sellers and they all want to know if they should decorate their homes for Christmas if the house is on the market.

  • My standard answer is live like you normally would if the house was not on the market. (BUT KEEP IT CLEAN) If you decorate every year then decorate.
  • I should emphasize that if you decorate like Clark Griswold then please tone it down.
  • I have never in 11 years had a buyer complain about Christmas decorations in or on a house when showing homes during the Christmas Season.
  • Realtors and buyers love walking in homes with fresh cooked sweets and the good smells of Christmas.

NOTE: If you have a North facing property or one with a sidewalk that takes days or weeks for the snow to melt off I highly recommend that you make sure the sidewalks and driveways are clean of any slippery spots.


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