Several of our sellers have called us to ask if they should decorate their homes for the holidays. Most of the time this is absolutely appropriate. I always like going into a beautifully adorned home this time of year…especially one with a “real” tree! It always smells so nice.
I would say you really must use discretion, but it has nothing to do with holiday displays. If your home is crowded with excessive decorations that’s another story all together…Also, if you are just now getting ready to list your home keep in mind that all the marketing that will be done now (photographs, virtual tours, etc) will have poinsettias, snowmen and Santas in the brochures long after the tree has been taken down.
So, go ahead and decorate to your heart’s content. This is a wonderful time of year and just because your home is on the market shouldn’t mean that you don’t enjoy living in it! Prospects know that this is the holidays and most of them comment favorably at all the pretty decorations.