Holiday Decorating Tips for Homeowners

Weichert Realtors
October 31, 2013

Holiday decorating is a time-honored tradition for many families.

It provides the opportunity to make lifelong memories, and also allows you another medium to be creative with your home. Sellers with their home on the market during the holiday season may feel the need to give up their holiday traditions. 

However, sellers should not forego decorating their homes for a number of reasons. Decorations can increase curb appeal, and also help to catch the eye of prospective buyers. However, certain decorations can affect your home’s marketability in a negative manner. 

The following holiday decorating tips will help you to strike a good balance:

  • Too many decorations mask a home's selling points: architectural details, condition, location and price. 
  • Avoid too many personalized decorations. The goal is for buyers to visualize themselves celebrating the holidays in the home. 
  • Choose an elegant, neutral palette of fresh greens, silvers, golds and classic whites. Avoid too much red and green. 
  • Take down decorations within two weeks after the holidays.
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