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HOLIDAY DECORATING: Should home sellers GRINch or BARE it?

 Back in the fall I blogged on about whether or not it was wise to decorate for Halloween... and while at that time many people gave varied opinions, I stated that I thought it best not to.

SO... what about Christmas? Should a home seller decorate their house during Christmas Season? My answer is a definite and resounding... CONDITIONAL YES.

Decorating a house for sale during the Christmas Season is a little different then decorating for the Halloween Season.

While the Christmas selling market is MUCH slower, and the Holiday decorations are not as "creepy" and offensive looking... Decorations still can be distractions.

So if a home is on the market and if a seller chooses to decorate (inside and/or outside) during Christmas, my advice is to tastefully tone-it-down... way down in some cases. December real estate sellers are "selling" their house... not Christmas.

For one selling season I recommend leaving the elaborately beautiful displays of Christmas in the windows of department stores.

 

Comment balloon 20 commentsCraig Schiller • November 29 2006 08:45AM
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